Advice for oil to gas conversion

oldefieldJune 13, 2011

Here is our situation:

Home location: Boston area

Size: 3000 sq ft single family house

Heating system: oil heat, three zones, 20 year old burner, two year old 225 gal tank (full at this moment)

Usage: about 1000 gal of oil last winter at about $4500 total.

Has natural gas into the house for hot water and cook top.

Triggers: $4.5/gal heating oil/soliciting mail from National Grid for oil to gas conversion rebate.

Question: should we consider and how much should my budget for conversion be?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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bus_driver

Oil burner- for forced hot air or for a boiler?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 7:16AM
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oldefield

We have hot water radiator and not forced hot air, so I guess it is a boiler.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 10:33AM
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mike_home

Since you already have the natural gas line in your house, then a conversion to a gas fired boiler is an easy decision.

I would think your heating costs would be cut in half. I have no experience in the costs, but I would think it would be in the $5000 range. The good news is you may have a 3-4 year pay back period at today's prices.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 11:55AM
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