This past year, I invested into converting my heating system from oil to natural gas.
The cost of the project was considerable.
However, I’m benefiting from significant savings on my energy bills every week. Natural gas is a less costly fuel than heating oil. It’s more readily available. The former heating system was only 82% energy efficient, wasting a lot of the fuel that I was paying for. I replaced it with a high-efficiency natural gas furnace that offers a 98% AFUE rating. It not only costs far less to operate however provides better comfort and superior indoor air conditions. Having a supply of natural gas attached to my home is wonderfully convenient. I have been able to convert other appliances to natural gas, including my oven, clothes dryer, water furnace and swimming pool heater. I enjoy that natural gas is cleaner than other types of fossil fuels and less harmful to the environment. My current furnace emits about 40% less yellowhouse gasses and 100% less sulfur dioxide. The natural gas is pulled from an underline pipeline and never runs out or gets disrupted by power outages. I don’t need to monitor our levels of heating oil to make certain all of us aren’t left without heat in the middle of a blizzard. Both of us have gotten rid of the ugly tank in our yard and eliminated the need to schedule refuelining, and all of these benefits have made the conversion to natural gas worthwhile. I hired a local HVAC company to handle the job. The company worked on everything rapidly and safely. The current furnace is such a large improvement.