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Switching from heating oil to natural gas

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If you live in an older home, you may have had the experience of heating your household with oil. This used to be more common in the United States, particularly on the East Coast, but in recent years it has gone out of fashion as natural gas heaters have risen in prominence. There are many good reasons for this: Natural gas is cheaper, more efficient and burns cleaner. It's also supplied by your local gas utility, whereas oil tanks need to be filled up routinely by the owner like a car gas tank, especially in the winter.

Converting to natural gas isn't cheap, but in the long run it will save homeowners money. A recent article on CBS Boston estimates that you could save 15 to 34 percent on heating costs each year, and given that oil prices have remained high over the years and show no sign of going down, there's little reason these savings will go away anytime soon.

In addition to having your heating system converted, you also need to have a natural gas line run to your home if you don't already. But once you go through with the switch, you should realize savings almost immediately.

If you're interested in converting your home from heating oil to natural gas, it's a good idea to call the Virginia heating repair experts at John C. Flood to find out what is involved in the process. This is one of the few home improvement projects that is almost guaranteed to give you a positive return on investment almost immediately.