A Little Bit More About Oil to Gas Conversions . . .

Converting your home heating system is now more easy and affordable than ever. With winter coming to an end, towns will shortly begin getting gas service to new customers. Getting a conversion now means that when winter comes again, you will not have to worry about the high cost of oil heat, and you will be saving energy. Both Lynnfield and Wakefield offer energy rebate programs for customers looking to convert to natural gas.

In Wakefield, WMGLD customers are eligible for up to a $300 credit on their energy bill when they improve energy efficiency in their homes. Improvements eligible for this rebate include oil to gas conversions, energy efficient lighting fixtures, attic or bathroom ventilation, weather-stripping windows or doors, window or door replacement, and attic, rim joint, wall, pipe or basement insulation. In order to qualify for this rebate, you must first have an energy audit done on your home. After the audit is complete, customers receive a report and can choose to make recommended changes. When the changes are made, customers submit their receipts and a copy of the energy audit report to WMGLD for the credit on their bill. More information about the WMGLD energy incentive program can be found here.

Lynnfield natural gas is provided by National Grid. National Grid provides programs to help pay for the installation and costs associated with an oil to gas conversion. These programs provided to consumers include rebates on your new heating equipment of up to $1500 and a no or low interest loan to finance your new heating equipment and installation. More information about these programs can be found here, as well as here.

If you want to know what will happen in your home during the conversion process, 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric has a youtube page where customers can view videos and learn about the process of an oil to gas conversion. The videos on our page show different types of conversions, and the heating systems before and after the conversion. Our YouTube page can be viewed here.

If you are thinking to convert from oil to gas, now is the time to look into starting the process, especially if you do not already have gas service to your home. Getting your new gas service application now means a shorter wait time to get gas service to your home. Have you converted from oil to natural gas? Tell our readers about your experience in the comments section below!