Make Your Home More Efficient With An Oil To Gas Conversion
The cold winters up here in the Northeast make having an efficient and effective heating system a must. With winter quickly approaching, now is the time to make sure everything with your heating system is up to date, and get things fixed or get them changed to make sure your home is prepared for the coming months. If your home has an old oil burning heating system, now could be the perfect time to upgrade to a brand new natural gas system. More and more homes are switching out their old oil furnaces for natural gas these days for a number of different reasons, and with the many benefits homeowners stand to gain by updating their heating system, it’s no wonder why. As of 2013, natural gas was the fuel of choice for over 50% of homes in the U.S. and over 54% of homes just in the Northeast. Americans are quickly making the switch to natural gas as they learn the many ways it can benefit their home. Here are just a couple of the many reasons that homeowners are switching out their old heating systems and what you stand to gain as a homeowner by switching to natural gas.
The cost of heating your home with oil is generally more expensive than going with natural gas. This is due in part to the ease of access and plentiful supply of natural gas when compared to oil. The price of natural gas doesn’t fluctuate like oil, which means you won’t have any sudden and unexpected spikes in your heating costs due to scarcity of fuel.
No Need To Refuel
Unlike oil, natural gas comes from a pipeline that runs under your home, so there is never any need to refuel like there is with an oil system. This means no more having to monitor fuel levels to make sure you aren’t running low and no more having to get your system refueled.
Natural gas is an extremely convenient fuel source. Due to its delivery nature, you don’t have to worry that your supply is going to be disrupted because of a storm or power outage. There is also nothing you need to worry about cleaning with natural gas, unlike oil, and as an added bonus, natural gas doesn’t require any time to warm up like oil does. Your home and your water will heat instantly without that odor that comes along with heating oil. With natural gas, there are no ashes to clean up and no frequent maintenance that needs to be performed.
Natural gas’ uses don’t stop with just heating your home and water, it can also be used to heat your swimming pool, dry your clothes, and even supply fuel to your fireplace. Natural gas can be a convenient source of fuel for many different aspects of your home, and by consolidating your energy needs, you can actually wind up saving a good deal of money.
Natural gas is a much more environmentally friendly option when compared to oil. With natural gas, there is nothing to burn and no chemicals released into the environment. Natural gas also cuts down on the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere compared to that of oil by 25%.