Benefits of a Gas Conversion
As more central New Jersey homeowners switch from oil to gas, you might be considering a gas conversion yourself. You probably know this requires an investment since you’ll need to install gas lines and new heating equipment. However, the many benefits of gas conversions could certainly make up for the upfront cost.
What are the benefits of a gas conversion? Here are four reasons to convert from oil to gas:
Gas is more efficient than oil because it burns at a much hotter temperature. This allows gas furnaces to achieve ratings of 95 AFUE and higher, while oil heating systems typically range from 80 to 85 AFUE. Better efficiency is one way a gas conversion pays for itself over time.
Since 2002, natural gas has averaged 30 to 50 percent less expensive than oil. Supply and demand can also spur dramatic oil cost fluctuations, while federal and local governments regulate natural gas prices to keep them steady and affordable. This is another way that converting from oil to gas pays for itself.
As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas emits minimal pollution compared to oil. Lower nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions mean a gas conversion can decrease your home’s carbon footprint and helps you do your part for the environment.
No On-Site Storage
As you know, heating with oil means you must store the fuel in a tank on your property. Coordinating fuel delivery by truck can be complicated and inconvenient. Any delays could leave you without heat when you need it most. In comparison, once you have natural gas lines installed, fuel arrives from the utility company as you need it. You pay for natural gas on demand, which is much less of a financial burden than having to purchase a full oil tank all at once.
Enjoy the Benefits of a Gas Conversion
If you need oil to gas conversion in central New Jersey, Arctic Air Conditioning is the company to call! We provide oil to gas conversions (and other heating services) throughout Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, and Ocean counties. To schedule your gas conversion, contact us today!