Oil to Gas Conversions: Here’s What You Should Know

Are the oil prices becoming so outrageous that you are thinking about the value of oil to gas conversions? Are you tired of having to empty your bank account just to fill up your oil tank? Have you recently filled up your underground tank only to find out it leaked out and caused soil contamination? These are actually issues that a few of our clients have experienced and found it either beneficial to save money or necessary for heating to make the renovation from oil to gas.

  1. Is Gas Or Oil Heat Better?

Because oil burns at a higher temperature than gas, it can use a tenth to twenty% less than natural gas to heat an appliance. That said, oil is much costlier than natural gas, so while your overall usage is lower, your costs are going to be much higher each year.

  1. What Heating Fuel Is Available To You In Eastern Massachusetts?

Research helps you gather information and make the right choice for a home or business.

  1. How Much Does The Oil To Gas Conversion Cost?

In Massachusetts, the average cost of oil to gas conversions runs between $8000 and $15,000, depending on the size of a property and installation requirements. We work closely with Columbia Gas of Massachusetts for meter and gas lines installation from the street to gas meter and then finish installing the lines to your appliances interiorly.

While it can cost about $1500 outside, it typically only costs about $500 inside. You’ll also need to purchase your gas appliances, which we can bundle and install any that you require, including a furnace, boiler, water heater, washer or dryer, stove, or dishwasher. Just let us know and we will be glad to provide a full run-down of cost conversions.

  1. Are There Any Hidden Installation Costs At?

At J Griffin Heating and Plumbing, we always provide you with all the costs up-front.

  1. What Are The Benefits Of Oil To Gas Conversions?
  • Natural gas costs about six to ten cents per kilowatt-hour. During a winter cycle, you would likely spend less than $1000 on seasonal heating costs although you’ll be able to absorb the heating costs with monthly billing cycles. You also would not have to worry about running out during the coldest days during snowstorms.
  • A gallon of oil can cost about $2.50, so you could easily spend several thousand dollars per fill-up. For a large tank, it could exceed a few thousand dollars and require multiple fill-ups during a four to five-month heating system window.

Heating Cost Comparison From Massachusetts.Gov

Here are current heating costs for Massachusetts residential households in 2019.

  • Air Source Heat Pump $1439
  • Electric Resistance Heat $4606
  • Heating Oil $1743
  • Natural Gas $1082
  • Propane Gas $2307
  • Wood Stove Or Fireplace $1240 

About 52% of households currently use natural gas for convenience and cost factors. Another 34% use electricity (air forced or space heaters), 8% use oil, and 6% propane. It’s important to note that about 30% of households in the Northeast still use oil because of delivery methods and costs of installation during the earlier to mid-twentieth-century. Modern homes now take advantage of access to a local gas main and prefer it over oil.

If you would like more information on oil to gas conversions, simply give us a call at (781) 521-2188 or contact us via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JGriffinHeatingandPlumbing/.