- AIRSERVE MECHANICAL GROUP 334 Hollywood Ave Fairfield Fairfield, NJ 07004
- 334 Hollywood Ave Fairfield 334 Hollywood Ave Fairfield, NJ 07004
Are you thinking about converting from oil to gas these days?
You’re not alone, a full 2/3 of New Jersey homeowners are thinking about it! Why? 2/3 of homes and businesses still run on oil heat and with rising fuel costs many homeowners are looking for an alternative.
AirServ Mechanical Group is here to help! Our gas heating specialists can design and install the perfect system for your home. We also can help you save hundreds of dollars each year on your utility costs. Oil to gas conversion is not a job that every HVAC company can handle. It requires special training, an experienced crew, having your oil tank removed, and working with your local gas company to make sure your home conversion process runs smoothly.
At AirServ Mechanical Group, we are uniquely qualified to help you enjoy the many advantages gas heat provides over oil, including up to 50% or more in energy savings alone. At that rate, your new system will have paid for itself in just 3-4 years on average. AirServ Mechanical Group works closely with New Jersey’s utility companies to help you determine if you’re eligible for a free gas hook-up. AirServ Mechanical Group has other incentives to make the transition from oil to gas as hassle-free as possible. By converting to gas, you can greatly reduce you home’s CO2 emissions and eliminate the noxious odors that go along with oil heat.
AirServ Mechanical Group offers all of our gas conversion services throughout New Jersey including: oil to gas, propane to gas, and electric to gas. Are you unsure if gas is available on your street? AirServ Mechanical Group can help identify the availability of gas in your area.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), it costs the average homeowner $2,087 to heat with fuel oil in 2012, but only $832 to heat the same-size house with natural gas. Since 2002, oil heat has averaged 30% to 50% more than gas every year.
The EIA predicts that oil prices will continue to increase, while the cost of natural gas should remain comparatively stable. Given these circumstances, it’s no wonder a growing number of homeowners are electing to stop burning oil and start burning natural gas.
An oil to gas furnace conversion is simply the process of switching from burning fuel oil for heat to using natural gas. This is done in one of two ways. First, you can have your existing furnace fitted with a gas conversion burner. The other and more efficient method of converting your home from oil to natural gas is to replace the entire furnace or boiler with a newer gas-burning unit. This is the best route to take especially if your home’s existing furnace or boiler is more than ten years old.
If your home is currently not equipped with natural gas, a pipeline will be ran to your house, as long as the street you live on has a natural gas supply.
Is your home located close to a natural gas line? Is your oil-burning furnace or boiler more than 10 years old? If so, switching fuels can be a smart move. Natural gas is less expensive than fuel oil and likely to stay that way. It’s also a “greener” more efficient fuel, producing fewer carbon emissions than fuel oil. Because natural gas lines are buried underground, there’s less chance that you’ll run out of fuel –especially during severe weather that can disrupt oil deliveries. Finally, you may be eligible for rebates and other financial incentives if you switch fuels, or if you install new, high-efficient gas equipment.
Whether you convert to natural gas or stick with fuel oil, you can take advantage of super-efficient combustion technology when replacing your old furnace, boiler or heat pump. Older HVAC equipment is likely to be operating at just 70% – 85% efficiency, while newer “condensing” furnaces and boilers can be 94%-96% efficient.
The cost to convert from fuel oil to natural gas can vary greatly –anywhere from $4500 to over $10,000! There are several reasons for this wide price range. First of all, the cost of bringing a gas line to the house will depend on where you live, where the nearest gas main is located, and the gas company’s policy regarding new customers. Secondly, local building or health codes may require you to remove the oil tank that is no longer needed. A third factor determining conversion cost is the equipment replacement option you choose. A fourth factor reusing a existing masonry chimney the building code requires that it be relined with an approved chimney. Sometimes it’s possible to simply replace the oil burner assembly with a gas burner. In other cases, you’ll have to remove the entire oil-burning furnace or boiler and replace it with a new gas-furnace or boiler.
AirServ will get the job done right the first time. We wear shoe covers, get the job done, and clean up behind ourselves.
We want to make it affordable and easy to have your HVAC equipment serviced or repaired. Should you need a new system installation, we’ll work with you to stay within your budget.
Our knowledgeable staff at AirServ Mechanical Group is ready with the latest information about programs that you can take advantage of to save you money on new heating, cooling and indoor air quality for your home.