Frequently Asked Questions

One of the things we are known best for at First Choice Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is helping people with oil to gas conversions. We have discovered that people contemplating a conversion frequently have the same questions, so we have compiled an oil to gas conversion FAQ.

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Yes, there are rebates available for oil to gas conversions. Those rebates may depend on your natural gas provider and the availability of gas lines in your area. Fortunately, at First Choice Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling, our HVAC professionals are familiar with available rebates and can help you find all of the rebates that apply to your conversion

The answer to this question depends on your location. Some natural gas providers install lines for an entire neighborhood at one time, which can sometimes eliminate the customer’s responsibility for any of those costs.

Generally, internal conversion costs are the costs related to any work done on your property, which would include gas piping, your heating equipment, and chimney-liner costs. External conversion costs refer to the cost for your natural gas company to install gas lines up to your property line.

Your savings depend on your usage. People with older furnaces who use more heat will have higher projected savings than people with newer, more efficient models who use less heat. One way to estimate future savings is to go to the savings calculator section of your natural gas provider. In addition, an HVAC professional from First Choice Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling can help you estimate your future savings.

Generally energy efficiency rebates are separate from oil-to-gas conversion rebates, so you should be eligible for both types of rebates.

Yes. Natural gas furnaces are cleaner than oil-burning furnaces and heaters. Not only do they eliminate the potential for ground pollution that exists with an oil tank, but they also create less pollution and are not as messy to operate, making it easier for you to keep the inside of your home clean.