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Should You Convert Your Heater from Oil to Gas?

If you’re considering a switch from an oil-fired heating system to a gas-fired one in your home, there are a number of considerations for you to keep in mind. There are benefits to switching from oil to gas, which we’ll cover below. Remember, if you want a truly effective and efficient heating system, you should only trust professionals to perform installation and services.

The Oil-to-Gas Conversion Process

As you’re aware if you already have an oil-fired heating system, your property is equipped with a tank that needs to be filled on a routine basis. Part of the conversion process involves digging up this tank and filling that space in. Some utility companies will provide financial incentives in the form of offering reimbursement for the removal of your tank. Check with your local company.

The next step in the process is to dig a trench from the street to your home to bury the new gas line, which will be connected to the municipal gas line. The exception to this step is if you already have gas-fired appliances in your home—in this case the hookup will be less involved.

After that, you’ll of course need to ensure you have a heating system that supports natural gas, such as a furnace or a boiler. Furnaces are typically more affordable than boilers, although this depends on a few different factors such as how efficient of a system you buy.

The last step in the oil-to-gas conversion is connecting your new heating system to the gas line. After this, you’ll be able to enjoy comfortable, affordable heating in your home without the need to constantly re-fill your oil tank—the biggest benefit of this process.

If you’d like more information on converting your Olympia, WA heater from oil to gas, contact Sound Heating today. We take your comfort as serious as you do. 

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