Are you considering making the switch from oil to natural gas as your primary energy source? Despite what you might think, it’s not that difficult!
First and foremost, you’ll need to assess whether or not a gas conversion is feasible in your area. A significant amount of effort has been put out by natural gas suppliers in the United States to bring natural gas to neighborhoods that did not previously have access to it. Many municipalities in Rhode Island have been looking for solutions to transition from oil to natural gas in order to minimize their residential energy expenditures.
When considering an oil-to-gas conversion, there are a number of unique factors to take into account.
To begin, be certain that the HVAC business you pick has knowledge and experience with gas conversions, as well as the capability of removing oil and muck from your tank’s interior. This type of job necessitates the removal and disposal of the tank because many contractors are unable to provide this service in-house.
The amount of appliances that you desire to convert to natural gas is the second most important factor to consider while making your decision. A multi-tap gas manifold must be installed during the conversion process in order to accommodate items such as a gas stove, clothes dryer, fireplace, and other such items in the future. While it is possible to complete a major chunk of this setup work after the fact, doing so during the initial installation will save you time and money in the long run.
The selection of equipment is the third most significant factor to consider. No matter whether you want a hot water boiler system or forced hot air, there are countless options to suit every budget and energy efficiency level. It is also possible that these selections will have an impact on how the new heating system vents, so be prepared to approach this component of the installation with an open mind.
Overall, partnering with McKee Energy Services is the most effective approach to get started on your journey toward sustainability. McKee Energy Services has a competent staff that will recommend the best alternatives for your home and will work with you to complete the project on time and on budget.