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Old 02-11-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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Has anyone recently converted from oil to natural gas? I would like to make that conversion and any insights anyone may have would be appreciated. Also has anyone utilized the low financing available from CT to facilitate the change. Anyone also installed tankless gas on demand water heater? Thanks.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:48 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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What sort of insight are you looking for?

My mother recently converted her downstairs apt. to gas.. it used to be an oil burner furnace.

if you already have a gasline that makes it a lot easier and probably cuts the cost in half.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:49 AM
 
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how much wud it cost to convert oil furnace to a gas
one if you had a gas line to your home?
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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We did the conversion this past summer and are loving the $250 gas bills for Dec and Jan ($85 for Oct and Nov). That includes heating for a 2k square foot house and hot water for 3 people. We got a few bids and ended up going with Matt Sando @ Modern Heating in Milford. He was the best priced and owns the company, so service was excellent as well (and has been on a few follow-ups and add on's).

The first thing to do is check with SoConn or Yankee gas to see if there's a line in your block. If there is, they should be able to run it to your house at no cost, providing you agree to hook up a furnace within six months. All in, for a 96% efficiency furnace and 50 gal hot water tank (including a chimney liner, etc) we spent a little under $8k. Considering the oil co estimated our seasonal usage at 800 gallons, or $3,200, we're pretty happy. I figure the payback period will be about 3 years tops. Our electric bill dropped about $50 a month too b/c we're no longer using an electric water tank.

Re: tankless, we didn't do that for the same reason we did the vented water tank - we wanted to have hot water during power outages, which you won't have with a tankless system unless you put in a generator. Also, the tankless was about $3k versus half that for the tank, and our installer said we wouldn't see a cost savings or performance benefit based on our usage.

I'd give Matt a call, tell him Jesse sent you - 203-283-0593
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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JesseF,

was your system forced air or hot water (baseboard) heat ??
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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My brother works for SOLV-IT co. so he didnt charge over the top for labor..

The furnace was around $2500 though and then theres materials and some fab work, but other than that its pretty much a retrofit.

The gas unit is also half the size of the old oil one and the air blows out of the vents nicely, like it feels like a hairdryer just not as hot.

Id be prepared to spend around 10k though.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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We have forced air, and I was prepared to spend 10k, which is why I was so happy with 8!
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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We paid somewhere between 2.5 and 3k but did NOT get the super-high efficiency one. After April (I believe) all new installs have to be the high efficiency - we got ours in November. It's been great so far. After switching to natural gas heat, our gas bill is $150 higher than it was, and that's in a particularly cold winter.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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We paid somewhere between 2.5 and 3k but did NOT get the super-high efficiency one. After April (I believe) all new installs have to be the high efficiency - we got ours in November. It's been great so far. After switching to natural gas heat, our gas bill is $150 higher than it was, and that's in a particularly cold winter.
I assume you meant to say lower by $150?
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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I assume you meant to say lower by $150?
No - we used to only have our dryer, hot water heater, and stove on gas, and now we have all that + our heating system. The difference per month in our gas bill is $150, so that's the presumed amount we're spending to heat our home with gas. Not bad, if you ask me!
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