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Q: Does it make sense to switch from oil to propane for heating?
A: Converting to propane is not just a matter of changing the nozzle and fuel lines. In most cases, we recommend staying with oil because you usually get more bang for your heating buck. For each gallon of oil burned, 140,000 Btu's of heat are generated-- about 50% more than propane, which generates 92,000 Btu's per gallon.
Propane does offer you access to equipment with high operating efficiencies and provides a variety of choices in new heating systems. Old heating systems, regardless of the fuel they use, mean high fuel bills. By replacing an old system with new equipment that incorporates advanced, high-efficiency heat technology, you'll have big savings from lower fuel consumption and reduced energy costs.
Q: Is now a good time to replace my boiler or water heater?
A: Absolutely! There are great incentives from the state that could help you save on the price of a qualifying boiler or water heater.
Q: I heard there is a program in New England that helps with energy-efficient improvements. How can that help me save money?
A: Tax credits or rebates may be available depending on your state and appliance(s) installed.