I’ve been looking into the possibility of switching my current oil heating system to natural gas.
There seems to be a long list of advantages, and now is the perfect time.
My oil furnace is over twenty years old and showing its age. The heating system smells unpleasant and makes a tremendous amount of noise. Over the past three winters, I’ve faced four separate malfunctions. Although the repairs were not overly serious or expensive, they are beginning to add up. I suspect that the furnace is nearing the end of its service life. I’d like to invest in an oil to gas conversion and install a high-efficiency gas furnace. There are furnaces on the current market that achieve up to 98% AFUE. These systems feature variable speed, allowing the equipment to adapt capacity meet the exact demands of the home. They system can run anywhere between 40 and 100% capacity, maintaining more even comfort and providing significant energy savings. These modern furnaces keep the home nice and warm, even during the coldest winters. I’ve calculated that I’d trim about 30% off my annual heating costs by switching to natural gas. Plus these systems eat up more quickly, run more quietly and produce no foul odors. I’d be able to get rid of the fuel tank in my backyard and stop worrying over spills or leaks. I’d no longer need to arrange my schedule around a fuel deliver or monitor fuel levels to make sure we don’t run out. Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuels and offers an uninterrupted supply, even during a power outage.