Oil to Gas Conversion
When the temperature drops in the Hudson Valley area this winter, you need a heating system you can rely on to keep you, your family, and friends warm and toasty. Since most heating systems are running close to 24/7 for most of the winter, many of our customers are constantly looking for ways to easily and affordably heat their home while having the lowest environmental impact. If your home currently has a gas heating system, having a professional help determine whether switching from oil to gas heating may be a viable option for your home.
About half of the country uses natural gas already, and only about 8% uses oil. Most of the rest use costlier heating — electricity accounts for 34%, propane 6% — typically because that’s what is available locally. The vast majority of oil-burners are concentrated in the Northeast, where they account for 31% of residential heating systems. That’s largely because of the region’s proximity to the ports where oil barges deliver their loads and the fact that oil was a cheaper option back when these houses were built.
Unlike oil, which gets delivered by truck, natural gas gets piped right into your house by a utility company. So making the switch requires having a gas main under your street. Even in oil-dominated neighborhoods of the Northeast, most urban and suburban areas have gas lines. If yours doesn’t, you may be able to convince the local utility to install a gas main if enough neighbors band together to make the request.
If you’re currently heating your home with oil, converting to natural gas could provide numerous benefits. At T. Webber, we offer expert oil to gas conversion services, and we’d be more than happy to help you make the switch.
Oil to Gas Conversion in the Hudson Valley
Benefits of Oil to Gas Conversion
Switching from oil to natural gas offers several benefits, including:
- Switching to natural gas means never having to worry about running out of oil. Since it’s directed to your home directly from the provider, you will never run out or risk not having it when you need it.
- For many people, paying to fill their oil tank is a major financial burden. With a gas heating system, you’ll have a monthly bill and only pay for gas as you need it rather than having to make a large up-front investment.
- Reduced Environmental Impact. Because gas is cleaner burning than oil, using it to heat has less impact on the environment. This also means that you will never have to remove oil or ask from your heating system’s interior ever again.
- Increased home value. Switching from oil to gas has an instant impact on your home’s value. If you’re looking for ways to add equity to your home, switching to a natural gas heating system is a good place to start.
At T. Webber, our technicians are highly trained and understand exactly what it takes to convert a home from oil to gas. When you choose us for the job, you can rest assured knowing that the job will be done right. To learn more about the benefits of oil to gas conversion or if you are ready to make the switch, give us a call today!