Natural gas is a form of energy from deep beneath the earth’s surface. It burns cleaner than other fossil fuels and is a cost-effective, reliable, and readily available energy source for heating your home.
Are you considering switching to natural gas? We’ll help you make the right decision about how to keep your house warm. Read on to learn some information about how to convert your home to natural gas, or design your own energy plan now!
Natural gas is a convenient, safe alternative to other types of fuels. Your home will benefit from the energy efficiency and eco-friendliness of natural gas. You’ll have more peace of mind knowing you and your family have a reliable energy source.
Homeowners are switching to natural gas because it’s:
Depending on where you live, you may or may not have access to natural gas in your area. About half of the United States currently uses natural gas to heat their homes and forty-eight states have access to natural gas lines.
Most people who use natural gas are in the northeast region of the United States. You can find out if natural gas is available in your area by:
Converting your home to natural gas will save you money in the long run. As you create your budget, here are some of the factors to consider:
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Changing from a gas system to an electric furnace can come with its own costs. Factoring the size, maintenance, delivery, installation, and energy efficiency into prices can significantly impact your decision. However, do keep in mind that costs may vary depending on the size of the space you are heating, the electricity demand in your area and the climate.
In short, natural gas heating is more cost-effective than an electric furnace. Consider the following factors if you are looking into replacing a gas furnace with an electric system.
Generally, here is the process of how to switch to natural gas heat:
If you’re converting your home’s heat from heating oil to natural gas, you need to remove the old tank. Whether your oil tank is in the basement or underground, a trusted professional should remove it to avoid spills or leaks.
Converting your heat source from electric heat to natural gas could save you money and energy. To upgrade your home to natural gas, you can either install a gas furnace, a gas boiler, or a hybrid system.
When you install a gas furnace, you need to replace the heat pump, but you can keep the air ducts. With a gas boiler, you need to replace both the heat pump and the air ducts. A hybrid system allows you to keep both the heat pump and a gas furnace.
Propane is a denser gas, so you will have to convert your appliances to be compatible with natural gas. Your appliances may have included a converter kit when you bought them. Before you use a converter kit, check with your manufacturer. A professional contractor may need to convert your appliances for you.
The gas company may need to re-pipe your home with larger lines. Propane gas lines are about a half an inch in diameter. Natural gas requires gas lines of about three-quarters of an inch.
You may be able to get rebates on appliances when converting to natural gas. UGI, a natural gas distributor, offers rebates if you buy these new appliances:
You can get money back for upgrading to energy-efficient appliances. Check with your local gas distributor to find out what appliances qualify for a rebate.
Our team of professionals at Shipley Energy is here to help you make the switch to natural gas. Type your zip code into our website to find out if we service your area. We make the installation process easier for you, providing estimates for your project and answering all your questions.
Very knowledgeable and affordable when they came to my house to service my AC unit. Customer Service was great as well. Since having my AC serviced, I've signed up for them to supply natural gas and electricity to my house. It was a smooth transition and the customer ...Read more
Very knowledgeable and affordable when they came to my house to service my AC unit. Customer Service was great as well. Since having my AC serviced, I've signed up for them to supply natural gas and electricity to my house. It was a smooth transition and the customer care team was able to answer all of my questions. Would highly recommend!Read less
I have the absolute best prices on my electric and natural gas! Very happy!Shara T.
So happy I changed from oil to gas with Shipley. Their experts did extensive work on my new heating system in my 175 year old house. They even took out the old oil drum. Excellent work!!!Katherine M.