A few weeks ago we covered six reasons to switch from oil to gas, and we haven’t stopped there. Here are five more reasons to break down the old oil system and switch over to gas.
- Cost: In recent years, heating costs have only been going up, and it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. 10 years ago, the average cost of a gallon of heating oil was approximately $1.38 a gallon. Today, a gallon of oil will set you back about $3.83! Even when you take inflation into account, it’s still a more than 230% increase in the cost of heating oil over the last decade. Those figures aren’t don’t bode well for the future. On the other hand, the supply of natural gas is plentiful and industry experts expect their prices to remain low for the foreseeable future.
- Availability: Natural gas can be brought directly to your home as you need, when you need it. You won’t have to deal with the conflicts surrounding in-home storage tanks and you’ll never experience a supply shortage like with might with the oil company. Most utility companies lock in the price of natural gas with long term contracts so there won’t be any midseason price spikes. With natural gas, you’ll never have to worry about availability and you’ll have the piece of mind with predictability when it’s time to managing your monthly and annual expenses.
- Safety: Natural gas is brought to you directly from an underground source pipe and is always available from your local utility companies. That means no underground tanks or bulky basement storage to worry about. Imagine not having to worry about leaking or spilling. It also means your supply connection is going to need far less maintenance than it ever did when your home was hooked up for oil. Overall, appliances fueled by natural gas are safer, more energy efficient and easier to maintain than appliances that run on old fashioned oil.
- Eco-Friendliness: Unlike oil, natural gas is clean burning. That means less carbon emissions, less pollutants and less combustion by-products harming the environment. Burning natural gas results in about 30% less carbon dioxide released than with heating oil and about 44% less carbon dioxide than burning coal.
- Flexibility: Natural gas is known for being a highly versatile fuel. Not only can it be used for heating, but also for your home’s cooking, water heating and clothes drying needs. And once the home is prepped for natural gas, then you can really set yourself up for major savings by outfitting your home with energy efficient gas appliances.
Converting your home from oil to gas is an easy decision these days, you just need the right people on your side to help you through the process. It’s an easy job-about 2 days from start to finish and with all the savings you’ll see the initial cost of the conversion will be recovered in about 2 years.
If you’re ready to step out of the ‘oil age’ contact Rebmann Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning today!