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Its time to change- Oil/electric to gas conversion

Started by Robert Busch, August 29, 2017, 07:15:24 AM

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The two most common types of fuels used for home heating are electricity and natural gas. If you're making the decision to switch from oil or electric power to heat your home with propane or natural gas involves many things. Making the change from oil/electric to gas is easier for some homeowners. If you have a forced air-heating in the form of an electric furnace, the duct work infrastructure will be present already. This cuts on the time and expense of installing a gas furnace.
On the other hand, if you're using electric radiators or baseboard heaters to keep your home warm, adding the duct work necessary to operate a gas furnace could be expensive and complex. It might even be impossible, depending on how your home is built. You can hire companies which provide oil to gas conversion services to do this.  Here in Toronto, we have some really good services to rely on.
Before making the change from oil/electric to gas you have to ensure the availability of natural gas in your area. Access to this fuel is less probable if you live in a rural area.
The hassle and expense of switching from oil\electric to gas may have you wondering the benefits are worth it. But it does have a lot of benefits in the long run. Here are some of it:

1) Propane and natural gas furnaces tend to operate at significantly higher AFUE than oil furnaces. Thus, they convert more of the fuel to usable heat, which means less waste and fewer harmful emissions.
2) The Canadian and your provincial government often offer incentives and rebates for switching from oil to a new high-efficiency furnace.
3) A new modern propane or gas heating system is more efficient and heats more effectively. This makes it more attractive option for potential home buyers.