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Old 10-10-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience in converting oil furnaces or boilers over from oil burners to gas? I came across this after just looking around and thought it would be a great option for my existing oil furnace, which is in great shape. The gas company will run the gas lines for free to my house if I use gas as my primary source of heat, so I would only need to foot the cost of the unit, and installation into the furnace.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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your existing furnace has to be rated for gas combustion...should be indicated on label as Input XXXXX? BTUH Natural Gas

If so, new burner, controls, piping/fittings inside house + CHA CHING!

Require new chimney liner to meet gas burning Code...CHA CHING!!

May need "field approval" from local gas inspector more cha ching?

Other costs I have likely not included .... more cha ching!

May be wisewr tio wait until you really need a new furnace before switching to gas OR at least go with new HI Efficiency condensing furnace SAVE$$$$

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Old 10-10-2012, 11:17 PM   #3
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Some of these expenses I would imagine would be needed anyways if I went with a entire new gas furnace anyways...like the gas plumbing from the meter to the furnace and the inspections. Would I need to get the flue lined if I was going with an entire new furnace too?
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:25 PM   #4
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no flue liner needed with hi efficiency condensing gas furnace ...it is directly vented outside via PVC piping AND should save you about 30 - 40% fuel costs!

NOTE..if gas supplier wants your business they should send experienced rep to let you know conversion possibilities and costs

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You said your oil furnace is in good shape. How old is it.
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Just curious...how much do one of these replacement units cost?
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Don't know a price off the top of my head. but they are not cheap. They aren't anymore efficient then an oil burner. Its just that gas is cheaper right now, and probably will be for a few more years to come.
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In practical terms, AFUE i.e., Hi Eff condensing gas furnaces are at least 15% more efficient than oil and as has been said gas is a lot less expensive. AND less to maintain..oil tank alone is a PITA what with the freakin' insurance companies demanding replacenment as early as 10 years and not more than 20.

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