Should You Convert from Oil to Gas Heating?

oil to gas heating conversionHeating your home in the winter months is something that every homeowner has to do, but how you choose to heat your home is a very personal decision. Your home likely had either gas or oil heating when you purchased it and you probably haven’t decided to make a change, but now could be a perfect time. If you’re one of the remaining 8% of American’s still heating your home with oil, you should consider all of the pros and cons before switching to gas.

The Costs

The initial cost of switching from oil to gas heating can be intimidating, but the money saved over time makes it worth it. prices for the big switch range from $3,500 – $10,000 depending on what your home needs installed such as new gas lines. Some gas companies will even pay a portion of the switch for you, so be sure to do your research before turning down the switch based on those numbers. Once you make the leap from oil to gas you’ll instantly begin enjoying a lower heating bill each month. In addition to the lower bill each month, gas heating requires much less maintenance than oil heating does over the years. All of that money saved will ensure that the gas system pays for itself in no time. If the monthly and yearly savings aren’t enough to make up your mind, it’s also important to note that the resale value of your home will skyrocket after making the switch from oil to gas.

Why You Would Want to Convert

There are two major reasons that most people decide to convert from oil to gas, in addition to the lower cost. First, gas offers a level of convenience that oil can’t compete with. Oil had to be ordered and delivered when you need it. That process can be time-consuming, messy, and even dangerous to your home. Gas is directly pumped into your home as you need it. That means no reordering and delivery! Second, gas is much more eco-friendly than oil. While gas still comes from the earth as a natural resource, it emits fewer pollutants into our atmosphere. Even if that isn’t important to you, it could be important to future buyers if you decide to sell your home! Choosing to convert is a big decision because of the cost, but there’s more than enough reasons to justify the initial price tag.

Are you ready to convert from oil to gas heating? Give our team a call today at (781) 639-9222.

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