Converting your furnace from oil to gas

Courtesy of Forbes.

In North America, at least, Oil prices have always hovered above natural gas prices on average – but the gap is growing as unrest in the middle east and uncertainty in Venezuela keep the prices of the black stuff up, all the while new technologies like the so-called fracking and horizontal drilling have made it easier than ever to set the gas free from its rocky confinement kilometers below the surface. Going oil to gas implies a high initial blow to your wallet but savings in the long term of about $1000 each year, give or take. In the past, it used to be the case that the initial cost of converting to gas would keep most people from going through with it because the savings in the long term were not significant but today, if you have an oil-fired furnace, you stand to lose a lot of money.

Natural Gas is kinder to the environment.

Conversion to Natural Gas is also “Greener”. Claims that Natural Gas is a “Clean” source of energy are up for debate because whereas it releases less greenhouse gases upon combustion, some of the methods used to extract it are not very kind to the local environment – nevertheless, it is the lesser of two evils.

Converting to gas can be done in two or three days in most circumstances – provided the utilities company has already ran a gas line to the home. Otherwise, that would be the lengthiest thing, to get the utilities company to run the line. In the Toronto Area, Enbridge and Union Gas are often eager to do this as it usually represents a long term customer gain.

In essence, if you are reading this and have an oil furnace and water tank in your home, you are losing money – transferring to Natural Gas has never been easier and despite the high initial cost, it comes with long term savings and peace of mind.

Converting Oil-2-Gas was last modified: July 8th, 2017 by HVAC Expert

People like you shared their purchase and installation experience!

Amir VaghariAmir Vaghari

We've had Cozy Comfort Plus over at least a couple of times to instal and maintain our furnace over the years for our place in Mississauga. They have gained our trust and exceeded our expectations as customers. They repaired our heat pump that has been working exceptionally since their visit. They also fixed our AC on another occasion. These guys are the best in the business and honestly such wonderful people. If you were looking for a trustworthy organization with integrity, I would highly recommend contacting Brian and team at Cozy Comfort Plus. I'm sure these people will take great care of you, just as they did for us!

Read More
Martin SykesMartin Sykes

Cozy Comfort Plus Inc. installed a new high efficiency furnace in our house two years ago and it has been operating perfectly ever since. Their service was straight forward, reasonably priced and good value for money. They even walked us through the complicated rebate program that was hard to understand without being involved in the industry.

I would highly recommend them for your next heating and cooling needs.

Read More
Farzaneh HashemiFarzaneh Hashemi

I have needed immediate service and repair for the Heat Pump in my Condo in Mississauga three times over the last 8 years. Every time during the heat wave in the summer, and also Ice storm in the winter. Cozy Comfort Plus was referred to me by a family member. Since then Cozy Comfort Plus has always been the place for me to go to for professional and great technical service and repair, even for maintenance on my Gas fire place. As I needed to keep my tenants happy and satisfied. They helped me save thousands of Dollars, by recognizing the problem and replacing the faulty part on a cheap Heat Pump installed by the original builder. Cozy Comfort Plus truly stand to their name. I have referred them to my elderly parents also living in a Condo and they had the same great experience I did. Their technicians are experienced, professionals and extremely customer friendly. In all occasions, they treated it as if their own. Thank you Cozy Comfort Plus

Read More