Conversion of Oil to Gas Furnace
Making the decision to switch from oil or electric powered furnace to propane or natural gas involves many things but without being overwhelmed by the details, you can get the pertinent facts form Genco experts to help you make an informed decision.
Propane and natural gas furnaces are by and large cheaper to operate than electric and oil powered furnaces. If you are shopping for a gas furnace, you may want to go with one that has a high AFUE rating (between 90 and 98.5%) as these will save you the most money in the long run although the units themselves may be slightly more expensive upfront.
Here are the Benefits of Switching to Propane or Natural Gas:
- Improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact. Propane and natural gas furnaces tend to operate at a significantly higher AFUE than oil furnaces, meaning they convert more of the fuel to usable heat. This means less waste and fewer harmful emissions.
- Pay as you go & equalized payments. Many oil suppliers may charge upfront for a tank refill, whereas most natural gas utilities will charge you on a monthly basis for what you use. Many also offer the option to spread the payments out in equal and predictable amounts so there are no surprises.
- Increased home value. A new modern propane or gas heating system is more efficient, affordable, and heats more effectively than oil. This makes it a more attractive option for potential home buyers and is a great all-around investment.