Does your home currently have oil heat? Have you ever considered switching from oil to gas? There are many reasons to convert your oil heat system to natural gas heating. Here are the top 5 reasons you should make the move to gas heat now.
Probably the most common reason for making the switch is the cost. The price of oil heat compared to natural gas is quite a difference. Oil heat is about 3-4 times more expensive than natural gas. Your costs for a year could be about $4000 for oil or about $1000 for natural gas. There is also a plentiful supply of natural gas and prices will likely stay low for years to come.
Once your home is equipped with natural gas lines, you will have the benefits of using it for things in your home in addition to heating. Your home’s water heater, clothing dryer, range and other gas appliances can be used at a lower cost than their electric counterparts. Natural gas also offers you a variety of heating sources such as natural gas fire places, forced air furnaces and steam or hot water boiler systems.
Natural gas is a clean burning fuel. It contributes fewer pollutants into the environment than heating oil and other fossil fuels do. When you compare the same amount of natural gas with oil, natural gas will produce about 30% less CO² into the atmosphere than heating oil. Heating oil also releases mercury into the air which natural gas does not.
Oil tanks need to be stored and filled on your property. Whereas with natural gas, it is distributed through an underground supply pipe and is always readily available when needed. You won’t have to worry about an old oil tank leaking or spilling in your basement or underground. With natural gas pipes there is little or no maintenance on the connection. Appliances that use natural gas are fuel efficient, readily available and most important, safe to use.
When you opt for natural gas your price will be locked in each year. You will have a long term contract and no-mid season rate hikes. This will help you budget on a regular basis. Also, natural gas is delivered directly to your home on an as needed basis. You won’t need to be concerned about filling storage tanks or worry about outages.
Why wait another year? Convert to natural gas today. It is more cost efficient, safer for the environment and readily available whenever you need it. Call the experts at Air Expo today to discuss conversion in your home. Want more information? Check out the oil to gas page with extensive detail.