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Old 11-26-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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Converting oil burning furnace to NG


What is involved in converting an oil burning furnace to Nat Gas and what is the cost to do this?

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Old 11-26-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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Depends how old the furnace is and the size of the combustion chamber etc. Need a very experienced Pro to do it and set it up properly. Not very cost effective IMO as a gas furnace is much more efficient due to the better heat exchanger design etc. Need a metal chimney liner. With a high efficiency furnace you can eliminate that cost and vent it thru the wall with PVC venting.

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Depends how old the furnace is and the size of the combustion chamber etc. Need a very experienced Pro to do it and set it up properly. Not very cost effective IMO as a gas furnace is much more efficient due to the better heat exchanger design etc. Need a metal chimney liner. With a high efficiency furnace you can eliminate that cost and vent it thru the wall with PVC venting.

http://www.waynecombustion.com/news....ersion-burners
What is the potential cost difference?
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I could not really tell you. Gas conversion burners are mostly used for boilers nowadays as they are large and very expensive to replace, asbestos coated etc etc. I would imagine you would pay around $2-3000 to convert it with a chimney liner. A high efficiency will start around $3500- $4500- $6000 for a good one. Depends on whether you want the basic, good or better model like cars. Malibu vs Buick vs Cadillac.
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Just replace the oil heater with a new gas heater it will save you money and aggravation down the road , trust me. It's not worth it. Won't it be nice to get rid of that oil smell and that old stinky tank. Hell Yeah!!!
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #6
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call your local Natural company and see if they will set you up, until I just replaced my oil boiler with a higher efficiency natural gas one. We rented a gas burner for our old boiler. Vermont gas came and installed a proper liner and hooked everything up for $200 + $14/month burner rental. Not sure how the NG companies operate in PA.
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