When my husband and I purchased our home, it was outfitted with an oil furnace.
I wasn’t happy about it.
This meant that we had a large, ugly fuel tank located in our yard. I needed to schedule fuel delivery. I continually worried about the fuel tank rupturing, running out of fuel and potentially going without heat during the middle of a blizzard. Oil heating has a strange smell and isn’t over energy efficient. I wanted to take advantage of the perks of a natural gas furnace. Gas is a cleaner burning fuel and is available in an endless supply. The gas furnaces on today’s market are exceptionally energy efficient and offer all sorts of convenient features. I expected that the project would be cost-prohibitive. I was reluctant to replace a furnace that was still functional. After a few years however, the old heater was showing its age. It was no longer keeping up with demand and requiring frequent little repairs. I finally asked the local HVAC professional for a quote on oil to gas conversion. I was prepared to pay just about anything rather than purchase a new oil heater. The cost of converting to natural gas was not nearly as expensive as expected. I made up for it by spending a ton of money on a top-of-the-line gas furnace. I chose a model with all of the latest features and highest possible AFUE rating. I am so pleased with how much more comfortable my home feels. Even on the coldest winter nights, every room is perfectly warm. The house now smells better and stays cleaner. The savings on my monthly energy bills help to recover the investment.