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Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions.
What are the benefits of using natural gas?
- Natural gas is a clean, efficient energy source.
- It's always there when you need it.
- There's no need for fuel deliveries and unsightly storage tanks.
- You pay only for the fuel you use after you use it.
- It's a plentiful and reliable North American resource, so prices are generally more stable than oil.
How much does it cost to convert my oil heating system to natural
Each heating system is different, but depending on the size
of the boiler and/or furnace, the piping requirements in your home or business, the efficiency
of the boiler you select, contractor labor costs and other factors, a typical conversion
project is likely to cost between $1,500 and $6,000.
What is the typical payback period for my investment?
With the $500 rebate and installation of a
high-efficiency gas heating system, your payback period could be anywhere
from 24-30 months. Your old oil heating system is probably
inefficient. In fact, depending on its age, it's probably
operating at an efficiency level that could be as low as 60%. In contrast, a new gas
heating system can operate at an efficiency level that's
as high as 92%. Therefore, it's not unheard of to achieve between 20–25% in energy savings when
you install a high-efficiency gas heating system.
Does my meter have to be changed if I convert my heating system
to natural gas?
As long as you have gas service and you're already using natural
gas for water heating, clothes drying or cooking, we usually don't have to change a gas
meter for the typical O&R or PCL&P customer.
Who's eligible for this $500 rebate offer?
If you're an existing O&R or PCL&P residential customer and you're currently heating with oil or propane and have had electric service to your home for at least one year, you're eligible for this offer.
This offer seems too good to be true. What's the catch?
There is no catch and no gimmick. Simply put, O&R and PCL&P
want you to convert to natural gas heat. Since you already have gas service and you're
using it for some of your needs, you're a perfect candidate for a conversion project.
Call Vinny Galligan III at 845-783-5506 or use our convenient online
form. Vinny will be glad to talk to you about the different heating systems available,
discuss the benefits of using natural gas, give you tips on obtaining free estimates
and answer any questions you may have. If necessary, he'll
even schedule an appointment and come to your home or business.