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Oil vs. Natural Gas: Which Has the Upper Hand?

question-markIf you are investing in a brand new heating system, or if you’re planning on upgrading your system once this winter season has passed, then one of the first questions that you’ll be asking yourself is which type of fuel source you should use to heat your home. If you already have an oil-burning heater in place, such as an oil burner, then the logical step may seem to be replacing an old model with a newer oil-fired boiler.

We’re here to tell you that you may want to reconsider.

Boilers are great heating systems, but any heater that uses oil in order to generate heat is one that you may want to consider upgrading. One of the services that we have to offer is an oil-to-gas conversion. To put it simply, oil has a few drawbacks that natural gas can resolve. Is natural gas right for you? Are you ready to make the conversion? Read on, and contact us to speak with qualified heating professionals in Bristol, CT.

Why Opt for Natural Gas?

For many homeowners, making a switch in terms of heating fuel is not that simple. Chances are that you may not actually have natural gas hookups and piping in place already if you are using oil to heat your home. This is not always the case, of course—you may have an oil-fired heater, but use natural gas to heat water and/or fuel your stove. In these cases, making the switch is almost definitely the way to go!

The first thing you’ll have to consider is whether or not natural gas is even an option. There are areas without access to natural gas, or where bringing a gas line onto the property can be prohibitively expensive. Let us help you to determine what the logistics of piping natural gas to your home are.

Another consideration is the price point. There are plenty of efficient oil-fired heating systems out there today. However, you should also keep in mind that oil is a largely imported product. Natural gas, on the other hand, is largely domestic. This means that natural gas prices tend to be more stable than oil prices, as they are not subject to the volatility of foreign markets.

Cleanness and convenience are also going to come into the equation. Simply put, natural gas is a cleaner fuel. It is piped right into your home, so you don’t have to worry about on-site storage or scheduling fuel deliveries. In an especially frigid winter, you also don’t have to worry about running out of fuel before that next delivery comes in. It may be a rare occurrence, but it happens!

Schedule Your Oil-to-Gas Conversion with Us

If you think that you’d like to make the switch to using natural gas, then you need to work with trained professionals that you can trust to do the job right. That is as simple as dialing our number. We’ll make sure that you’re able to use natural gas reliably and safely on your property. You deserve nothing less!

Schedule service today. Live more comfortably, choose Dynamic Mechanical.

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