If you are still using an outdated oil heating system, you might be wondering if you’re getting the best benefits out of your heating. One of the most common changes in American households today, it changing from oil heating to gas; and there are a number of reasons why you might want to consider making the change as well.
Although there are usually capital costs associated with a conversion from oil to gas, the long-term savings (and the benefits of gas) far outweigh the costs. If you’re still not sure, here are 5 important facts about oil to gas conversions that you should know.
Oil burning heating systems are far more expensive to run than gas powered systems. Changing from oil to gas is not a cheap project, however the total conversion costs will depend on many factors. No matter how high the cost of a conversion is, it will quickly be offset by your hugely declining annual heating bill. The average gas heated home can save over $1,500 each year on heating, meaning your new system could pay for itself in as little as 3 years.
2. Gas Is Far Better for The Environment Than Oil
Natural gas burns far cleaner than oil, and it produces far less by-products in comparison to oil. The lower environmental impact is enough to make wood burning fireplaces less popular than ever, as the smoke that is produced is harmful to the environment, as well as your home. Converting to gas will lower your carbon footprint, making it a clear choice for a clean future.Gas doesn’t need to be transported across the world, unlike oil, which makes it far more environmentally friendly in its production processes.
Gas is a versatile fuel. You can use it to heat everything from power appliances like heaters, to swimming pools, stoves, ovens for replacing wood fireplaces. It can be used for more than just a single purpose within your home, and for that fact alone, is worth the conversion of your heating system.
4. Long Term Supply
There are huge reservoirs of gas through the US and Canada meaning there is more than enough supply to meet the high demand. Because of high demand, and high supply levels, gas is going to remain a cheaper option for a long time. Unlike oil, gas supply is easier to access than oil reservoirs, and is has far less distance to travel to get to your furnace.
5. Conveniently Delivered
Gas is delivered by pipe, rather than a physical delivery like oil. This means that even in the worst possible weather you can imagine, you won’t be stressing about having it delivered or pre-paying for oil.
Put simply, gas is generally a far better option than oil. If you want to make the change, or get some advice on whether it’s the right decision for you, give us a call and we’d be happy to discuss your options and help you decide if you should make the conversion.