Benefits of Natural Gas
Each year thousands of businesses choose to upgrade their equipment from fuel oil to natural gas. Natural gas is the energy choice for many reasons:
Gas equipment costs less to operate and increases your property value. Avoid ancillary costs of oil such as inventory, oil pumping and pre-heating and pay for natural gas after you use it.
Natural gas is cleaner, so less maintenance and repairs are required over the years. Maintenance is easier and more affordable and you will not have service calls or clogged oil strainers.
Produced in North America, natural gas is delivered via in-ground pipe network with no delivery trucks.
Total delivered energy efficiency from wellhead to burner tip of natural gas is about 95%. Natural gas boilers maintain high equipment efficiency ratings and offer higher combustion efficiency over time without loss of efficiency due to soot build-up inside the boiler as a result of burning oil.
Natural gas reduces emissions, is Clean Air Act compliant and allows you to retire your oil tanks.
Natural gas is always there, has long equipment lifespan, guaranteed heat content and commission-regulated meters.
QUALITY OF LIFE
With no spills, or smoke and quieter running; natural gas creates a more comfortable environment.
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For some businesses, converting an oil-fired boiler to dual fuel capability makes sense. Dual fuel boilers reduce operating costs by letting you switch to your lowest cost energy option—either natural gas or oil. If your boiler is critical to your business, dual fuel capability assures greater reliability and peace of mind.
- What about the weather and the “weather normalization fee”?
- Shouldn’t I consider equipment efficiency and not just price over the longer term?
- With oil price fluctuations recently, how much will I really save when converting to natural gas?
- What else should I know about converting to natural gas?
- How would storms such as Sandy that cut electricity to millions in the Northeast affect me as a natural gas customer?