Oil to Gas Heating Benefits

  • June 3, 2017

Deciding to switch from oil electric or oil power to natural gas or propane involves many little details, but Hoerner is here to make the decision easier for you. When you consider the pertinent facts, you will be better able to make an informed decision.

For the most part, gas furnaces have lower operating costs than oil or electric powered furnaces. Opting for a high efficiency gas boiler with a high AFUE rating (90-98.5%), you will realize the biggest cost savings in the long run, even though the upfront fees may be slightly higher.

Benefits of Making the Switch to a High Efficiency Gas Boiler

Here are some of the greatest benefits of switching to a high efficiency gas boiler (or even propane):

  1. High efficiency natural gas furnaces operate at a higher level of AFUE, which means that they convert more fuel into usable heat. Since this process releases fewer harmful emissions and less waste, it has a reduced impact on the environment.
  2. Natural gas utilities typically charge clients on a monthly or bi-monthly basis for their usage only.
  3. Due to the higher efficiency of a natural gas boiler, it adds value to your home. It is an attractive investment for potential home buyers.
  4. High efficiency natural gas furnaces are more compact than old oil or electrical systems, and therefore save space in the home.
  5. Natural gas and propane are much cheaper resources than oil and electric heating, which makes it much cheaper to operate.
  6. Natural gas is the best option compared to electrical, oil and even propane, especially in urban areas where the lines are hooked up for constant supply. It costs approximately one third of what propane costs.
  7. The Government frequently offers rebates for homeowners who switch from oil to high efficiency gas boilers.

But don’t take our word for it…

Case Study – Kim – High Efficiency Gas Boiler Customer of Hoerner Heating & Plumbing

Kim used to have an oil boiler, and paid approximately $348 per month to the oil company.

Concerned about a leaking oil pipe, Kim called Hoerner last summer and asked us to replace her old oil boiler with a high efficiency gas boiler.

Kim now pays approximately $50 a month for gas, which includes her hot water tank, too.

Switching from oil to gas has saved Kim approximately $3,600 a year, and she’s stoked about the space saving as well.

  • No more high energy bills!
  • No more bulky furnace taking up space!
  • No more oil pipe leaks! She said…

How Much Will It Cost Me to Run a High Efficiency Gas Boiler?

You may be intrigued by the potential savings. Perhaps you don’t pay quite as much as Kim used to, and you’re wondering how much you will save.

While the initial costs are higher to install a high efficiency gas boiler, the benefits are solid. You will save money on energy bills over many many years, but the amount of savings will depend on:

  • the type of home you live in
  • the kind of boiler you are currently using
  • the size of your home (and the boiler)
  • the season (you will save more during summer)
  • and your preferred indoor temperature.

Install a High Efficiency Gas Boiler This Summer!

If you are ready to make the switch to a high efficiency gas boiler, now is the time to do so. Temperatures are higher, so a few hours of no access to heating (during the installation) should not be a big issue.

Get in touch with Hoerner Heating & Plumbing now to book your high efficiency gas boiler installation.

We service many name brands including IBC boilers, NTI, Weil McLain, and Viessmann

oil to gas heatingCustomer – Kim’s unit – Before switching to High Efficiency Boilerhigh efficiency gas boilerAfter – showing the internal workings of the new unitAfter all hooked upAfter all hooked up