A majority of homes across the U.S. have always relied on oil for their home heating. Recently, due to the increased availability of natural gas, many people are starting to switch from oil to gas. By converting your home heating system from oil to natural gas, you can experience a variety of benefits.
Contrary to popular belief, having a gas line in your home is not dangerous. While gas leaks are possible, they are easily noticeable due to a special odorant that is added. If there is an appliance or supply line that is not connected right, the leaked gas will have a distinct smell to warn you of the leak. Since the gas is also coming through a supply line, there will be no need for delivery with the risk of accidents or spills.
Whether you are heating your home with oil or natural gas, there are going to be fluctuations in pricing. With that being said, natural gas may see more acceptable and stable prices over the next few years because of the high amount of domestic production. Homeowners who want to feel secure with low priced fuel will feel safe choosing natural gas as their heating option.
Between all of the non-renewable energy sources, natural gas is the most environmentally friendly. This fuel barely emits any air pollution due to its low levels of nitrogen oxide. Since this energy source is in a gaseous state, accidental spills into the surrounding soil will no longer be an issue. Natural gas is supplied through a line without the need for storage tanks, which tend to lead to pollution of the surrounding soil.
With oil prices on the rise, now may the best time to convert to natural gas. The team of experts at Tri-City Heating & Cooling can help you learn more about making the switch. We will also offer our help in picking out the best gas appliances to install in your home. To schedule a consultation or to learn more information, give us a call at (203) 303-5700. With over 45 years’ experience, Tri-City Heating and Cooling will help you with all of your conversions needs!