6 Benefits of Switching From Oil Heat to Natural Gas Heat

If you’re living in an older home in the Long Island area, there’s a good chance your home uses oil in order to heat itself. If you live in one of these houses, you might be wondering if you should make the switch to natural gas and who could help you if you do decide to make the switch. Here at Gold Star Service, we can tell you that it’s a great idea to switch over to natural gas for your heating needs, and we’re the ones who can help you!

 

Here are 6 reasons you should make the switch to natural gas heating:

 

It’s more cost-effective. It’s commonly known that natural gas heating is generally less expensive than oil heating. While it’s true that switching heating systems will cost a good deal of money, it’s an investment worth making. The money you’ll save in the long run with natural heating will more than makeup for your initial investment.

It’s efficient. Because oil heating equipment is generally older, it tends to not be as efficient at processing oil. On average, you can expect an efficiency of 50% – 80% from oil heating. On the other hand, natural gas heating is about 95% efficient.

It’s easy to deliver. Most communities these days have a dedicated gas line that pumps to homes, making sure that they never run out. With oil, you’ll need to have oil delivered to your house and make sure you’ll have enough oil to heat your home during the winter. If you’re not sure if you’re connected to a natural gas line, call your local town hall.

You’ll save space in your home. One of the more noticeable benefits of a gas furnace is that it’s smaller than its oil cousins. New gas furnaces are smaller and take up less space in your home than an oil model.

It’s versatile. Natural gas can be used for more than just heating your home. It can be used for a variety of appliances and features such as stoves and fireplaces.

It can raise your home’s value. Resale is always a big consideration for any change you make in your home. If you install a modern gas heater in your home, the efficient and effective heating system will be a big draw to potential buyers and improve your home’s resale value.

 

Why is Gold Star Service a good choice for transitioning my heating system?

 

Our team of high-quality workers are well-versed in helping Long Island homes make the switch to natural gas. We can come to your home, check to see if you can be connected to a gas main, and give you a quote the same day. When we’re done making the switch, we’ll even haul away your old oil heating equipment for free! Call us today if you’re looking to make the switch!