Oil prices hit a 4-year high this year at $70. With prices continuing to rise, oil is becoming a very costly energy source. Therefore, it’s the ideal time to look for other ways to power your home. One great way is to have an oil to gas conversion done.
What is an Oil to Gas Conversion?
First, it’s important to understand the oil to gas conversion process. Switching from oil, a fossil fuel that burns and leaves a solid residue, to natural gas requires several steps. First, you need to replace your boiler with a high-efficiency boiler. Next, you have to determine whether or not your house is utilizing a gas line. If there is an existing gas line, it can be used for the oil to gas conversion process. If there is no gas line, you need one installed. After, you’re required to make sure your entire heating system involved in the conversion can safely be used to heat natural gas. Finally, there may be some changes to the equipment within the system, such as replacing pipes, and your house. You may need to have your chimney swept too, in order to clean out the built-up soot from burning oil.
What are the Benefits?
There are several benefits to an oil to gas conversion. For starters, the environmental impact is important. Natural gas is one of the cleanest burning fuels available. This reduces your home’s greenhouse gas emissions. Also, since it is a cleaner fuel source, your home’s air quality will improve too! Additionally, upgrading your boiler to a high-efficiency one means that you can expect up to 98% AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). The AFUE ranking measures how efficiently an appliance is converting the energy in its fuel to heat throughout the year.
Save Money on Your Heating Bill
One of the biggest, if not the biggest, motivators to get an oil to gas conversion is the savings. Since heating your home with natural gas costs less than heating oil, your heating bill will decrease. These savings will add up over a few years to cover the cost of the conversion process.
If you’re interested in beginning the conversion process, call Air Group. Air Group takes care of all parts of the process, from applying for the necessary permits, running the gas lines inside your home, to sweeping your chimney (if necessary). Air Group even recommends reputable companies to remove your oil tank to ensure the job is done right.
The optimal time for oil to gas conversions is now, while the ground is soft (which happens from spring until the first weeks of fall), so call Air Group today at 1-800-545-1020!