When my hubby and I bought our home, it was in need of some major renovations! None of the appliances or systems had been updated in a entirely long time. The electrical wires weren’t up to code and the water pipes were corroded. There were problems with the septic and water heater, and the roof needed to be updated. There was no insulation in the walls and all of the windows leaked air. Every one of us needed to absolutely tear off and rebuild the porch, invest in new carpets and purchase all new study room appliances. Unfortunately, all of these projects left no remaining funds to update the oil furnace. The lake house is equipped with an seasoned oil oil furnace, that is entirely inefficient. The oil furnace uses a great deal of energy to operate and heating oil is extravagant. I hate arranging my schedule around deliveries of heating oil and typically worrying about running out. I absolutely don’t want my family left without heat on the coldest night of the year. I recently called up a local Heating and Air Conditioning contractor, just to see if it would be cost-effect to switch to natural gas. Despite the upfront cost of the oil to gas conversion, I guess we’d save money every month on our heating bills. The oil oil furnace was only rated at 69% efficient when it was brand new! Modern natural gas oil furnaces achieve up to 98% AFUE ratings. Plus, we we’d have access to natural gas for other appliances, such as a clothes dryer, water gas furnace , fireplace and oven. Natural gas appliances are correctly less extravagant to run than electric. The gas gas furnace would produce about 40% less yellow lake house gas emissions, making the gas oil furnace better for the environment. I love that we’d never out of natural gas and our supply wouldn’t be interrupted by a power outage.