If your Brooklyn home is still using heating oil, it’s time to think ahead about switching to a natural gas system before next winter. There are many factors that make natural gas a smart move, including long-term cost savings, convenience, and safety.
With New York phasing out the dirtier heating oils by 2030, Brooklyn homeowners are already thinking towards the future. While there are upfront costs to convert your system to natural gas, the investment can pay for itself within a few years. Natural gas is much more efficient than heating oil. This will cut your home’s heating cost and allow you to recoup your investment over time.
In addition, there are rebates and incentives in place to help Brooklyn residents cut the cost of switching to natural gas. Your neighbors at Petri Plumbing will be glad to help you find the right solution for your needs.
Natural gas is useful for more than just heating. It can power gas stoves, water heaters, fireplaces, and even clothes dryers. Since natural gas is delivered to your home through underground pipes, you don’t have to worry about running low, ordering more, or waiting for the delivery to arrive. In case of an emergency like a blizzard or storm, it is very unlikely that your natural gas service will be disrupted. Many gas appliances like can be still used even if your electricity goes out. All of these conveniences can take a load off your mind and wallet.
Natural gas is a safer, cleaner solution for heating your home. We’re not just talking about being better for the environment. Natural gas furnaces don’t have to be cleaned like furnaces that run on heating oil. Natural gas doesn’t leave ashes behind or burn with an odor.
In case of a leak, natural gas has a distinctive odor of rotten eggs, making it easy to detect. If you smell that odor in your home, leave immediately and call 911 and your gas company. Regular inspections of your gas system by Petri Plumbing’s service experts can keep it running safe and leak-free, though.
If you would like to find out more about switching from heating oil to natural gas before next winter, give us a call at (718) 748-1254.