Winter is quickly approaching, which means that it is probably a smart time to begin thinking about how you want to heat your home in the coming months. Odds are that if you’re using oil to heat your household, then you’ve just spent roughly $3,000 in the past to keep your home heated comfortably. Fortunately, there is a better heating option out there for you.
Now is a good time to start thinking about switching to natural gas and leaving behind oil. By making the change to natural gas, the price of heating your home will be much cheaper. Not only that, but you will not have to worry about dealing with an over sized tank any longer.
If you need more convincing that going from oil to gas is the best choice for you, here are at least a few additional reasons that an oil to gas conversion most likely makes the most sense for you:
• Better delivery options: Natural gas stems from an underground gas line that runs under the main street of your home. That means that by switching to natural gas, you will no longer have to deal with a tank that is buried in your lawn or that stays above ground. By making an oil to gas conversion, you will no longer have to deal with the ugly sight that is above-ground tanks.
• Cleaner burn than oil: Did you know that burning oil to heat your home emits a high number of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere? Unfortunately, this can have a detrimental effect on the environment. As a solution to this, natural gas emits roughly 30% less carbon dioxide than oil. By switching to gas, you will be going with a much more energy-efficient option. Not only this, but you and your family will be breathing in much cleaner air.
• Lower cost: Indeed, by converting from oil to gas, you will also be saving money. In 2012, it cost $2,525 to heat a home with oil for the winter. That same year, it cost only $1,024 to heat a home with gas. That’s a $1,500 savings!
• Easier storage and maintenance: Did I mention that you don’t have to store anything on your property? All you have to worry about is maintaining the boiler or furnace, which costs half of an oil-heat version.
Are you considering oil to gas conversion? Contact the heating experts at Essig Plumbing today!