Should I Switch to Natural Gas?

Should I Switch to Natural Gas?

When you’re buying a home, one of the first things you’ll ask your realtor is whether the house uses natural gas or oil as a fuel source. While you may have had oil as your fuel for longer than you can remember, you may begin to wonder if it’s more beneficial for your house to use natural gas. If you’re thinking of making the switch, here’s what you should keep in mind.

Are You Physically Able to Switch?

Whether your home isn’t capable of having gas lines installed or your local area simply doesn’t use natural gas, it’s important to find out if you’re physically able to make the switch before getting excited. Sometimes, you aren’t able to install the proper capabilities to allow for natural gas.

The Cost Of Fuel

In many areas, natural gas often costs lower per unit then oil does. But that’s not always the case with every area. If you’re considering switching to natural gas, you should always contact your local utility company and find out an estimate of how much would spend each month on gas. If it would cost you more in fuel costs, you may want to hold off on switching.

The Cost of Switching

We aren’t going to lie to you: making the initial switch to natural gas can sometimes be expensive. You’ll have to have gas lines installed by a professional, switch out your HVAC systems, and possibly change certain appliances throughout your home. The bright side is that, in the long run, making the switch to natural gas can pay itself over time.

Thinking about switching to natural gas? The experts at Wahl can advise you on how that will affect your HVAC system. For all your heating and cooling needs in the Greater Pittsburgh area, give us a call!