The first step in converting from oil heat to natural gas is to find out if gas service is available where you live by contacting the closest gas company in your region. If gas service is available, decide if switching to gas is cost effective by checking with utility companies for average yearly costs; talking to contractors who install and service heaters and appliances; or checking online comparison sites.Continue Reading
In addition to fuel rates and new equipment installation costs, according to the National Association of Realtors, other factors to consider before conversion are the fee for the gas company to actually connect the local gas line to the home, removal of the old oil tank (if necessary) and possibly a new chimney lining because gas exhaust contains masonry-damaging moisture.
Aside from costs, conversion to gas may provide a tax credit for replacing heating or cooling equipment with energy-efficient versions. UGI, a regional gas company in the North Eastern United States, offers full details of the steps required to change over to gas on its website. Step-by-step instructions, educational videos and a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions provide valuable information to consider before making the switch from oil to gas.Learn more about Heating & Cooling
Heil Heating and Cooling is a company that specializes in the manufacture of air conditioners, gas furnaces and heat pumps. The company offers a wide range of products, from entry model and horizontal air conditioner units to fan coils.Full Answer >
Haffner's heating oil, a company in Massachusetts, was founded in 1925; it originated as a single gas station, then grew to include other automotive services and provide homeowners with heating oil and kerosene. Haffner's was founded by John and Emma Haffner; the husband and wife duo began with a small operation near Lawrence, Massachusetts, which ultimately expanded to Haverhill, Lowell, Tewksbury and North Andover.Full Answer >
One of the most direct ways to locate gas providers in a region is to visit a website of the town, county or state in question. Gas companies that operate over a large area sometimes have an online list or map of areas that they serve.Full Answer >
To compare natural gas rates between competing providers, visit the website of the state agency in your state that oversees that region's gas market. Some state agencies publish current rates from different providers. To compare different rates within the same company, visit that company's website to view the plan options.Full Answer >