AS WE ENJOY THE SUMMER SUN, BEAUTIFUL BEACH DAYS AND WARM, BREEZY NIGHTS THIS MONTH, IT’S EASY FOR US TO FORGET THAT HEATING SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND PLANNING FOR IT IS EVEN SOONER.
For homeowners with old, oil heating systems that have seen better days and are on their last legs: now is the best time of the year to find out if natural gas is available in your area and convert from oil to natural gas in your home. Imagine no more calling to fill up the oil tank?!
When you decide to switch to natural gas to your home there are a few things you need to do. First, contact your local gas utility company and determine whether or not your home can be added to the pipeline. Once you’ve gotten the green light from the gas company they will send you out a form for you to complete to get the process started. The utility company will also let you know how much bringing gas to your home is going to cost. Included in this fee are all dig safe inspections, blueprints, piping, excavating, town inspections, permits, and if necessary, police details to ensure the gas is dug for safely. Once the form is received, you will be put on your town’s list to get gas.
Once gas is brought to your home there are a number of products you can use to make your home more energy efficient and save money.
Converting an oil heating system into a natural gas heating system is one of the most efficient changes you can make. By doing this, you could notice up to a 33% reduction in your home heating bills. Another option is to have new gas appliances installed. A new gas dryer or stove will use a third of the amount of energy that a regular electric one. Gas fireplaces offer a safer, cleaner alternative than wood burning or pellet stoves. Outside the home, natural gas can be used for grills, patio heaters, outside fire places and heating hot tubs.
Natural Gas has many advantages as it is clean-burning and dependable. 99% of the natural gas used comes from North America while 84% of that is from the United States. Natural gas is also economical and efficient. Saving money and the environment… sounds like a win-win to us!
Author: Lynsie Sabbatellli
Company: 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric
About 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric:
128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, was founded in Wakefield, Massachusetts more than 25 years ago. Since the start, 128 PHCE has expanded and grown to become Eastern Massachusetts’s most trusted plumber and most consistent heating and air-conditioning company with over 750 reviews online. With a whole-home approach, the company has licensed and highly-trained technicians that specialize in all projects in the home such as oil to gas conversions, ductless mini-split installations, high-efficiency furnace, boiler and central AC installations, emergency plumbing, tankless on-demand water heater installations, as well as service and maintenance.