Converting To Gas Heat
What you should know about converting from oil to gas heat in New England
Should I convert to gas heat?
Heating a home with oil is, by far, the most expensive way to heat a home, which is why more and more homes throughout the country are converting to gas heat. In fact, most new homes are built to handle other forms of heating other than oil, such as electricity, propane, or, of course, natural gas.
But many historical and aging homes scattered across New England, as breathtaking as they are, still rely on oil heat.
It’s not uncommon for homeowners with oil heat to spend in excess of $2,000 per year on heat, compared to the $700 or so spent by homeowners who use natural gas.
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What will the equipment cost?
You should expect gas-powered equipment to cost less than oil. A gas furnace can cost you around $1,000 to $2,000. Energy efficient systems tend to cost a bit more but will actually save you money in the long run, thanks to the minimal fuel costs.
You might also be eligible for a tax refund if you purchase an energy-efficient furnace.
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What other expenses should I expect when converting to gas heat?
If you’re converting from oil to gas, then you’re going to have to likely pay for the installation of underground piping, from the gas main to your home. In the towns and cities north of Boston – including Malden, Medford, Stoneham, Saugus and beyond – this can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000*, dep ending on how far away the gas main is from your home.
*Often times the utility company will pay for a part of this expense, as it benefits them to convert you into a paying customer.
You might also have to pay for changes made to your current furnace chimney and hookup.
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