National Grid Oil To Gas Conversions
VP Plumbing & Heating, Suffolk County plumbers, have helped over 100 homeowners switch from oil to natural gas systems. Whether for home or business, natural gas has many uses. It can provide savings and reliability in a variety of applications, such as heating systems, water heaters, gas fireplaces, clothes dryers, and cooking appliances.
Natural gas is not available in every neighborhood, you can quickly check with the National Grid Service Availability Page to find out if natural gas is available in your area. Once you speak with National Grid, let us know so we can walk you through the process of converting to natural gas. If natural gas is not available in your area, give us a call and we can discuss some other options to help reduce your reliance on an oil fuel system.
Why convert from oil to natural gas?
For starters, the price of natural gas is not only cheaper, but also much more stable than that of oil. Oil prices can fluctuate dramatically for many reasons (political unrest, natural disasters, etc.)
Upgrading to more efficient equipment. Older oil burners typically operate at 70% - 75% efficiency, even in perfect operating condition. When you compare that to a new sealed-combustion gas furnace or boiler, they can operate above 90% efficiency. Replacing your old oil furnace or boiler with a new, super-efficient gas burner will save you energy costs month after month.
Lean and Green… Natural gas burns much cleaner than fuel oil. So, by making the switch, you can also feel good knowing you’re doing your part to help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Thanks to advanced extraction technology, there is an abundance of natural gas produced right here in the United States. In fact, over 90% of our natural gas is domestically produced. Buying "American-made" fuel rather than foreign oil is a win-win...
You save money and support job growth at home.
So how much does it cost to make the switch from oil to natural gas?
There is certainly an upfront investment that needs to be made. Making the switch from oil to gas can cost anywhere from $4500 to over $10,000. There are many factors that can impact the cost of an upgrade. The most obvious reason is the type of equipment you choose to install. Depending on your needs and budget, our team can help discuss the pros and cons of the various high efficiency units available and why you may want choose one over another.
Next, you may be located a distance from available gas piping in your neighborhood. National Grid may charge additional fees to get a gas line to your home.
Lastly, In some cases, you may need to dispose of your old oil tank which is no longer needed.