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Is Oil to Gas Conversion Worth It?

Why Should I Change to Natural Gas?

Lots of homeowners are converting their heating systems from oil to natural gas. In New Jersey, natural gas is the preferred fuel choice for many reasons including cost, efficiency and cleanliness. Celestial Air understands that the conversion process is thought to be complicated process, and we want you to know that we can make the changeover for you with as little disruption to your daily life as we can. We are experts at oil to gas conversions and have performed hundreds of these in New Jersey.

To help you make the decision to convert, here are some details for you to review before you give us a call.

What are the Advantages of Natural Gas Over Heating Oil?

Natural gas is a low cost heating fuel choice and is readily available in our area. Natural gas is delivered through underground pipes, not by a truck, and this more efficient fuel delivery system is another reason why natural gas is less expensive. Many of the homes in your neighborhood have already made the switch and are enjoying the benefits of this lower cost fuel source.

When it comes to efficiency, natural gas is hands-down the most efficient of the fossil fuels for heating. Newer heating systems can be as much as 98% fuel efficient, which means there is very little waste when burning natural gas. More of the fuel heats your home and less fuel is wasted which reduces emissions. Less waste means that natural gas is the cleaner burning heating fuel and that means it is as good for the environment as it is for your pocketbook.

Natural Gas is More Effective

If you want a faster heating source, natural gas is the hands-down best fuel choice when compared with oil or electric heat. Throughout the winter months, you can keep your thermostat at a lower temperature when you are not home and know that you can quickly warm it up when you return. Make sure to ask us about smart thermostats which you can set from your cell phone or tablet before you get home.

What does the conversion process involve?

If you have a natural gas line coming to your property now (for cooking or a pool heater), the set up will be much quicker. If there is currently no gas line coming into your property, we will connect your home to the line which runs under your street. This will involve digging a trench from the line to an access point in your home.

Another important consideration is to get the proper sized furnace for your home. If you have an older furnace, the best option might be to get a new one that is more appropriately sized and with the modern efficiency levels you will need to save the most money. We have made oil to gas conversions on existing furnaces and our technicians will know which course of action will be best for your situation.

We can remove your old oil tank safely and in compliance with all EPA standards for tank removal. You’ll enjoy having the extra space for other uses!

What if oil isn’t right for me?

There are other fuel options such as propane and electric which may be a better choice for your exact needs and home configuration. We will be glad to give you a run down of your options and the costs and benefits of each so that you can make the best decision for your home and family.

When you call us, we will check to see the availability of natural gas on your street and will be glad to give you an oil to gas conversion estimate to help you save energy dollars and get a more comfortable living environment.