As the polar vortex forces temperatures throughout the United States to drop severely, the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA areas are expecting significantly colder temperatures as well. If you currently heat your Pennsylvania home with oil, it may be time to make the switch to natural gas to keep your family warm during the upcoming winter months.
One way to do this is by converting your HVAC system from oil to natural gas. Making the switch to natural gas offers a number of advantages—keep reading to learn more about oil to natural gas conversion processes and benefits.
Oil to Natural Gas Conversion Process
Now is the time for northeast Pennsylvania residents to consider making the switch from oil to natural gas as their energy of choice. Converting your home’s energy fuel from oil to natural gas is a two-part process.
The first part is calling your local heating and cooling company for an estimate. This process—sometimes called the “internal conversion cost”—helps estimate the extent of work needed to be done. Your HVAC company should send a certified technician to your home in order to properly inspect your current heating equipment, along with the rest of your HVAC system. This will give your technician the best opportunity to detail what equipment is currently operating in your home and what future work needs to be done to convert your home to natural gas, as well as cost of labor, cost of equipment, etc.
The second part of the oil to natural gas conversion process is “capital construction cost.” Capital construction costs refers to the dollar amount of the actual work performed. This includes cost of labor, new equipment, and any fees associated with this process. Usually a one-time fee, capital construction costs are often the most costly in any oil to natural gas conversion.
The cost associated with converting your home from oil to natural gas can vary depending on many factors, including the HVAC contractor selected, internal conversion costs and capital construction costs, seasonality, and the current price of fuel. For more details about the cost of converting your home’s energy from oil to natural gas, contact your local HVAC contractor.
Benefits of Converting to Natural Gas
Making the switch from oil to natural gas could result in hundreds of dollars saved on heating costs in Pennsylvania. Some benefits of choosing natural gas are:
- More affordability than oil – While foreign oil companies continue to keep oil prices high, the price of domestic natural gas is up to five times less expensive as oil.
- Cleaner energy – Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, with lower nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide levels than oil.
- No leakage – By using natural gas, you can avoid hazardous—and potentially dangerous—oil leaks in your home.
- And more!
Oil to Natural Gas Conversion from T.E. Spall & Son
To get the most accurate cost of converting your home from oil to natural gas, be sure to contact your local HVAC contractor. At T.E. Spall & Son, we’ll send one of our fully-trained HVAC technicians to your home to exceed your heating and cooling needs.
If you’re looking to convert your home from oil to natural gas, contact T.E. Spall & Son today.
Additional HVAC Services
T.E. Spall & Son offers additional heating and cooling services throughout the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, PA areas, including: