As many American families struggle to deal with the realities of an economy that is slowly recovering, finding ways to cut costs in the home is becoming increasingly important. While common solutions include cutting out some entertainment and trying to cut down on grocery bills, many home owners may not realize that the solution to some of their problems could be much more subtle.
Converting your home from an oil heating system to natural gas though a company like ConserVision Energy can have enormous benefits in both the short and long term. Below, you'll find a guide to some of those benefits, and some information that can hopefully help you and your family make a choice that will benefit you for years to come.
Anyone who owns a heating oil system in their home knows that it can be very difficult to have it serviced and keep it full. Oil deliveries are not always easy to schedule, and the volatile oil market means the costs can fluctuate from one delivery to the next. This means it's hard to budget for the oil deliveries, and that can cause stresses on your financial state.
Natural gas, on the other hand, is delivered through reliable pipelines that are professionally serviced, guaranteeing almost no breakdowns in delivery. Natural gas is also largely produced domestically, meaning the market is more stable and less likely to be affected by price spikes.
By its very nature, heating oil risks volatile combustions and is difficult to detect when leaking. These leaks can cause damage to your home's infrastructure, and in the most extreme and unfortunate incidents, can cause severe fire damage that risks costs of both money and lives.
Natural gas has a far superior safety record. An odorant is added to the gas before it is delivered to your home, making leaks extremely easy to detect. Your local energy company can shut off gas delivery rapidly, allowing you to avoid costly repairs or even more dangerous incidents
Heating oil, when it spills, is extremely difficult to clean up and can greatly affect the ground and water surrounding your home. The process of extracting the oil is very damaging to the environment, and all of these factors combine to make it one of the biggest threats to maintaining a clean earth.
Natural gas does not create dangerous spills and its extraction is much cleaner and less destructive. Indeed, the environmental benefits of natural gas are often so great that your local authorities may offer tax benefits to your conversion, creating yet another economic reason to consider shifting your home as soon as possible.