The new furnace has helped to reduce our impact on the environment and added value and convenience to the home.
When we purchased our home, we were happy with everything about it other than the furnace. The location is perfect for us, and we’re thrilled with the giant lawn, privacy and lovely wraparound porch. I have a huge kitchen and my husband has a sizable workshop. We simply weren’t happy with an oil furnace. The tank created an eyesore and there’s always the risk of a leak. I needed to schedule fuel delivery and then worried we’d run out and be left without heat in the middle of the winter. With the especially long and cold winters in our local area, heating is a priority. We experience temperatures down into the negatives for months at a time. Oil furnaces are not as clean, safe or energy efficient as modern gas furnaces. They create fumes and cost more to operate. Thinking that oil to gas conversion would be a cost-prohibitive and extremely involved project, I lived with the oil furnace for nearly five years. When the furnace started showing signs of wearing out, I contacted a local HVAC contractor for recommendations. He immediately suggested that we convert to natural gas. His company handled the entire process for us. While it was a significant investment, we’ve recovered the cost in energy savings. Our heating bills have been cut by nearly 20%. Since we run the furnace for nearly eight months out of the year, this adds up quickly. The new furnace has helped to reduce our impact on the environment and added value and convenience to the home. It is such a relief to no longer stress over fuel delivery. I was so happy to have that giant oil tank removed. Plus, my family gets to enjoy superior comfort.