I’ve been thinking about converting my home’s heating system from oil to natural gas.
The oil furnace is nearly fifteen years old and nearing the end of its lifespan.
While it would be less expensive to simply install another oil heater, I’d like to make the switch to natural gas. I could save thousands of dollars over the life of the new system by significantly reducing fuel usage. I’ve already had a licensed HVAC contractor come to the house to evaluate the heating equipment. He provided a detailed outline of steps needed to make the conversion and the projected cost. Because there is already an accessible gas line and meter on the property, the project should be fairly simple and affordable. The HVAC contractor offers a wide range of natural gas furnace and boilers, and would remove the old equipment and handle new installation. Since oil heat is about four times more expensive than natural gas, the investment is very tempting. Plus, natural gas is produced right here in the United States. I’d no longer be forced to arrange a delivery schedule and then worry about running out of fuel in the middle of the winter. There would be no more concerns of a leak from the tank. The supply of natural gas is underground, endless and not interrupted by a power failure. It also burns cleaner than oil. There are a lot more options for natural gas heaters available. The modern gas furnaces achieve 98% AFUE, offer wifi connectivity and maximize comfort and energy savings with adaptable speed technology. These advanced heating systems automatically adjust capacity to meet the exact demands of the home. The equipment can run at speeds anywhere between 40 and 100%. By running at lower speeds for longer cycles, the system avoids temperature fluctuation.