Originally Posted by JayM5209
The thread about drilling through a stone wall for new furnace installation got me thinking about the ongoing debate in my head - - - should I convert my oil fired boiler to natural gas? Bought the house six years ago. It has a very high quality oil fired boiler, installed just a year or two before we purchased the property. The boiler and all components of the four zone system are in very, very good condition. With the price of #2 fuel oil being what it's been for the last two or three years, I really want to convert to natural gas. I'm betting there are some engineers and/or heating pros on WC who can tell me whether the conversion is wise, and how many years it might be to recoup the cost of the conversion.
Incidentally, an added benefit would be that I could buy a new gas range!! I do 90% of the cooking here, and I HATE electric stoves. The house does not have natural gas in it. My understanding is that in this city, the utility is required to get gas to the house if I request it (probably 50' from the street to the foundation) so that won't be a cost to me.
Wise or not??
Convert. No question. Fuel Oil would have to be $0.90/gallon to be the same price as Natural Gas right now.
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