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Advice for oil to gas conversion

Posted by oldefield (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 13, 11 at 23:45

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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RE: Advice for oil to gas conversion

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

RE: Advice for oil to gas conversion

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

RE: Advice for oil to gas conversion

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.

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