Here in Bergen County, NJ, many homes still rely on old-fashioned oil-fed boilers to stay warm. Heating oil has been a staple of East Cost communities for decades, but it’s not the most efficient form of fuel out there, costing more than alternative fuels and producing a lot of pollutants in the bargain. Older oil tanks often spring leaks as well, costing you more in lost fuel and necessitating an expensive repair job to fix.
The solution is an oil-to-gas conversion session for your heater, shifting it over from wasteful oil to safer, cleaner natural gas. With it, you’ll enjoy considerable savings in monthly heating bills, as well as doing your part for a cleaner environment. If you’re considering such an operation, now is the time to do so, before winter hits and you can’t take your heater offline without having to endure a chilly day. How does oil-to-gas conversion work? Here’s a quick breakdown.
- The energy contractor inspects your system and delivers an estimate of the costs involved, including any additional tasks such as relining your chimney and replacing your thermostats.
- The contractor handles all the appropriate permits and licenses to perform the operation. Only licensed technicians with the proper paperwork should conduct an oil-to-gas conversion
- A line is run from the civic gas system into your home, connecting to your heating system, and a new meter is installed to read it.
- The technician will empty your oil tank and safely remove it, then seal off any connected pipes or valves.
- The chimney will be relined if necessary. Natural gas releases more moisture than oil does, which requires the lining to be refitted in order to keep your chimney safe.
- The technician will run your new system and check to ensure that everything is working as it should.
Contact BZ Dependable to set up an oil-to-gas conversion session.