If you’re thinking of converting your home to natural gas from heating oil, we get it. There’s a lot of talk about natural gas prices, but there are a whole lot of other things to consider before you decide.
The first and most obvious factor to consider is fuel prices. While natural gas costs may be low now, conversion is something you’ll have to live with for a long time. Will prices always be low enough to make the conversion worth the effort, hassle and cost?
Speaking of cost, converting your home to natural gas is expensive. A home conversion from heating oil to natural gas usually costs between $6,000 and $13,000 here in New Jersey. It’s a lot of work, and it’s not as simple as just replacing equipment and pipes. There are other things involved like mandatory tank removal, removing your old oil heating system and relining your chimney for gas. How long would it take you to recoup those costs?
Oil heat burns at a much higher Btu than natural gas, which means your home will be warmer and more comfortable.
You’ll be getting your gas from a big utility company based far from your home. You won’t get the responsiveness and courteous, professional service like you do from a locally based company like JW Pierson.
This is something else you have to deal with if you convert your home from heating oil to natural gas.
Most homes that use heating oil for home heating have either an oil-fired water heater or an electric water heater. These heaters cannot be converted to run on natural gas. That’s part of why converting your home to natural gas costs so much.
While we sell top-quality oil-fired furnaces and boilers, if you choose to convert to natural gas, or if you move to a home with natural gas, we’re here for you! We offer natural gas furnaces and natural gas boilers by some of the best manufacturers in the business including Peerless, Goodman and Amana.
Our service technicians are trained, experienced, licensed and insured so you can be assured that the installation of your new natural gas heating system will be done safely and correctly. We also provide regular maintenance to keep your gas furnace or boiler running well, as well as any needed repairs so your home stays safe and warm.
Heating oil is safe, reliable and greener than ever! Contact JW Pierson to find out more about our heating oil delivery, equipment and services.