Oil to Gas Conversions
Oil to Gas Conversions Provide Heat That is More Efficient, Quieter and Cleaner, Needs Less Maintenance and is Greener!
The main reason to convert your home’s heating system from oil to gas is efficiency. Nothing more, nothing less. Natural gas is approximately 9% to 10% more expensive than oil. So, if you pay $1000.00 to heat your home annually with natural gas, you will be paying about $900.00 for oil.
Consider the following questions:
- How old is your home?
- How long have you lived there?
- Have you replaced the heating system during your ownership? If yes when?
My goal here is for you to think about how old your heating system is. These simple questions should allow you to understand if replacement is in your future.
How long should a heating system last anyway?
Heating systems are like cars. How many 15 year old cars do you see on the road today? Not too many, and if you do it’s an antique. I have seen many antiques in my career. Some systems I come in contact with are systems older than myself. Currently I’m 41 and have the knowledge and expertise to fix and repair any situation. However I cannot fix efficiency and make it better. Is your system 15 years or older? Then it’s time to start thinking about a replacement to gain better efficiency.
Oil To Gas Conversion Benefits“Thank you so much for the job you and your company did on converting our oil heat to gas. We love the even feeling of gas heat...The young men who did the conversion were very neat and also willing to talk my husband through the new system and all its pieces… I think they did a superior job in all respects.” –Janet D., Marblehead, MA
If your system is 20+ years old you are way behind the efficiency curve. The reasons to convert are greater than to stay the same. Here’s a list of some of the benefits:
- Better efficiency. Current and existing oil burners measure efficiency by how much heat goes up the chimney! Modern gas systems are designed to draw combustion air from outside your home and use it to make a more efficient flame. Gas systems are also designed to extremely high standards imposed by AGA [American Gas Association] and ANSI [American National Standards Institute]
- Less maintenance. Because gas is a cleaner fuel to burn there’s less maintenance than its counterpart oil. Oil does gunk up within the firing chamber and can “puff back” – if you have ever lived through this you’ll understand. Here’s an example of a puff back; let’s imagine you have a bucket of West Virginia coal dust and a helicopter rotor in your basement. The rest is fairly simple to understand; the two together create one gigantic silty dusty mess. If you don’t perform annual maintenance on your oil system you have that visual to look forward too. Natural gas systems simply burn cleaner and do not require the annual maintenance.
- Quieter and cleaner. I think the cleaner part has been covered. Oil systems are distinctly louder than gas systems. Oil has the audible level of a motor running in your basement, gas systems do not.
- Less of a carbon footprint. Here’s the definition of carbon footprint from Webster’s online: ‘A measure of the amount of carbon dioxide emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels’. A carbon footprint is often expressed as tons of carbon dioxide or tons of carbon emitted, usually on an annual basis. No more large oil tank in the basement or, even worse, buried in the ground!
Calculate Your Oil to Gas Conversion’s Return on Investment
Download and use the provided calculator to determine the amount of your savings. Please note that a heating system loses 1% of heat efficiency per year. For example, a heating system that is 20 years old will be 20% less efficient today.