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Old 09-29-2021, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Well I had a 500 gal tank and the cost COD was outrageous. I'll take gas over oil any day
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Old 09-29-2021, 11:10 AM
 
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^ When you fill up a 500 gallon tank or a 275 gallon tank over the winter the pain feels a lot worse than having a monthly gas bill. In the end it’s not that much difference.

Oil is a pita because of the cleaning, maintenance and making sure you don’t run out.
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Old 09-29-2021, 12:25 PM
 
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^ When you fill up a 500 gallon tank or a 275 gallon tank over the winter the pain feels a lot worse than having a monthly gas bill. In the end it’s not that much difference.

Oil is a pita because of the cleaning, maintenance and making sure you don’t run out.
I priced it out when gas wasn't available this was 96% furnace and .96 uef for HW vs 85% efficiency oil and .64 uef hot water. The cost of running a induction electric stove was factored in for oil. Gas projected out to be $650 (heat at 72) a year cheaper not accounting for maintenance as this was COD prices. Gas will always be cheaper is it worth converting, If you need a new boiler furnace maybe. If your doing it just to do it then it's a waste of $$.
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Old 09-30-2021, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Tierra del Encanto
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After converting from oil to natural gas on LI, I saved about $1K a year on my heating bills. The oil burner was old and at the end of its natural life.

I think the conversion also made my house more marketable at selling time, and the buried tank wasn't an issue because of the legal abandonment certificate I was given by the conversion company. Converting was one of the smartest financial moves I've made, and I encourage those who can convert to gas.
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Old 10-03-2021, 08:17 AM
 
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The gas people are going to get azz whippin' this winter, with no other option for competition. Glad we stuck with oil! heh heh
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Old 10-03-2021, 09:01 AM
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I don’t miss dealing with oil. Or gas for that matter.
Screw the man!
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Old 10-12-2021, 06:19 PM
 
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I just received a delivery today. The first for the season. I am on automatic delivery & they automatically bill my credit card. $3.33 Per Gal!

Thanks Joe! Just the beginning!
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Old 10-12-2021, 11:06 PM
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I recently saw a news blip from nat grid or key span about, I believe, a 33% increase in gas bills this winter? Or something like that. I kinda just glanced over it.
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:58 AM
 
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In late August we signed with an independent oil company on a cap price of $3.14/gal which I thought was high because Slomins/Petro/etc were quoting $2.99 to new customers (but we have used those in the past and wouldn't go back). But the other indie companies were in the same ballpark pricewise at the time. It really came down to the price of the service contract and what was covered therein.

The indie company we used to use (Freedom Oil) shut down early this year, so we had to find someone new. Don't want to go the CODFuel route because we want a reliable service company that has techs with a functioning brain (not always the case with Slomins and their ilk, as we discovered in the past.)

Seeing Spanky25's post reporting a $3.33 delivery, I am starting to feel a little better now about that $3.14 cap, LOL
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Old 10-13-2021, 03:07 PM
 
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Just did a check and see oil has doubled in a year.

Paid $1.38 a gallon COD last October.
Paying $2.70 this week.

Oil is trading at around $80 a barrel and right around its 52 week high.
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