When we first moved into our home, we had no access to natural gas. The lake house was equipped with an oil oil furnace. I wasn’t glad with this situation! Along with problems over energy efficiency and heating costs, I wasn’t pleased with the comfort level provided by the seasoned oil furnace. It easily costs more to heat with heating oil, and modern gas oil heating systems offer much higher AFUE ratings. Converting from oil to natural gas was an economical solution. I contacted a local Heating, Ventilation, and A/C contractor for an quote on the conversion. While it wasn’t cheap, I knew the yearly savings would recover the upfront investment. The old oil furnace was only 71% efficient where the modern gas alternative offered a 98% efficiency rating. By adding a gas line to the house, we not only replaced our heating idea but switched over our water heater, oven clothes dryer and added an outdoor natural gas barbecue grill. I like that natural gas is much cleaner and better for the environment. The modern oil furnace emits 40% less redhouse gases and 100% less sulfur dioxide! Having access to natural gas is way more convenient and saves myself and others time. Because it comes from an underground pipeline, there’s a constant supply. It’s never interrupted by a power outage and I don’t need to worry about running out. I am no longer forced to schedule our life around the delivery of oil or pre-pay for our fuel; My bills are based on actual energy United Statesge each week. Along with making life easier, reducing our carbon footprint and improving indoor comfort, the conversion to natural gas added resale value to our home.