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Old 06-07-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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Hi All -

I have a question for those with experience of gas heat and oil heat. What do you prefer?

I've been looking at some places that have oil heat and I've never had experience with it.

If anyone has information, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Nicole
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Oil heat can be a challenge logistically. Depending on your oil provider, you might have to pay a lump sum every time your tank is filled. For some households, it's easier to budget around a smaller bill, even if it is due monthly.

The other problem with oil is that tank removal can be a nightmare. If it's in your house, it needs to be cut out with a number of steps taken to make sure that oil doesn't leak all over the place during removal. If the tank is buried in a yard, you might have to have it dug out should a leak ever develop.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:39 AM
 
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Oil heat can be a challenge logistically. Depending on your oil provider, you might have to pay a lump sum every time your tank is filled. For some households, it's easier to budget around a smaller bill, even if it is due monthly.

The other problem with oil is that tank removal can be a nightmare. If it's in your house, it needs to be cut out with a number of steps taken to make sure that oil doesn't leak all over the place during removal. If the tank is buried in a yard, you might have to have it dug out should a leak ever develop.
Good post.

I think oil heat is on its way out, but for some reason the Northeast hung on to it and never converted----plus natural gas hasn't experienced the shortages and wild price fluctuations that plague heating oil, and the country has an abundance of (NG) supply; besides, we live in a town full of of gas-bags anyway.

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Old 06-07-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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Thank you all.
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