If you’re like most homeowners, you’re always on the hunt for ways to maintain and keep your house in mint condition, especially when it comes to heating. Historically, oil has been the most common way to heat several appliances in your household, primarily because it was a vastly universal resource found in all parts of the world. However, more and more homes are converting to natural gas in an effort to be increasingly energy-efficient, affordable, and convenient for your household.
At Haller, our services are designed to make your life easier. We act as your trusted advisor throughout the conversion process to answer any lasting questions and concerns you might have about making the leap to natural gas. We can also act as your personal service provider and remove any old equipment in the process. We will always prioritize your budget and comfort levels when it comes to oil to gas conversion and help you select the right solution for your home.
Pros and Cons of Switching from Oil to Natural Gas
While switching from oil to gas can be the better, more energy-efficient option, it’s not always right for everyone’s home.
- Environmentally friendly: As the cleanest fossil fuel in the market, it emits up to 40% less greenhouse gases and 100% less sulfur dioxide when you convert to natural gas.
- Large domestic abundance: The largest supply is produced and distributed in the United States.
- Cost-efficient: You only pay for the energy that you use per month.
- Low maintenance: Natural gas equipment is significantly more efficient to maintain.
- Versatility: Natural gas systems can supply energy to a variety of appliances, from supplying hot water to creating fire for your stove.
- Increased Home Value: Converting upgrades your home’s value to other prospective buyers.
- Not a limitless supply: Natural gas is non-renewable and likely to expire one day.
- High upfront cost: While natural gas is cost-efficient over time, the upfront amount to install the infrastructure for a natural gas pipeline into your household is not a small one.
- Not available everywhere: You’ll have to check if there is gas availability in your area. Currently, the main providers of natural gas in our area are:
- Columbia Gas
- Costly and dangerous maintenance: Repairing gas leaks can be extremely dangerous. Because natural gas has no smell without odorant, we include a low-level carbon monoxide monitor with every gas conversion we perform.
It’s up to you to decide what pros and cons you’ll want to consider when converting to natural gas in your home. It’s important to us that you know exactly to consider as a precaution before making a decision.
How Haller Can Help
Once you’ve made a decision, Haller will walk you through a step-by-step process to make sure you have peace of mind at every stage. When you’ve spoken with your natural gas provider to determine the costs associated with the installation of the gas service line and additional fees, contact Haller for an in-depth cost estimate of connecting all appliances and equipment inside the home to the new gas meter.