When you live in Connecticut, you have to deal with some pretty cold winters. While it’s not quite as bad as Maine or Minnesota, the snow and ice in the Nutmeg State can get intense. Ask anyone who was around for last year’s Nor’easter that dumped as much as 36” of snow in some areas and they’ll tell you just how bad winter can get. The only thing that can make a cold winter worse is skyrocketing energy bills. Everyone wants a warm home in the chilly winter but paying for oil fueled heat is not cheap.
For homeowner’s who are looking to cut heating costs this winter there is an option: converting boiler units from oil to 95% high efficiency natural gas units. If you use electricity, fuel oil or propane for your home heating, switching to natural gas can significantly reduce heating costs, sometimes as much as 20%. Clean and affordable, natural gas is becoming much more popular as oil prices continue to rise. Also, if your home has a leaking oil tank you could be looking at thousands of dollars in environmental cleanup costs.
Heating with electricity and propane can cost two-to-three times more than natural gas heat. Oil heating can average 30% to 50% more than gas over the course of a year. According to the US Energy Information Administration, last winter heating a house with oil cost an average of $1,700 while natural gas averaged less than $900.
Numbers don’t lie and if you are still using electricity, propane or oil for your home heating it’s time to give serious consideration to converting to natural gas. If you want more information on switching to natural gas, contact Peerless Contracting today.