Residential Oil to Natural Gas Conversion
There are many homes in the Greater Toronto Area that are using an oil furnace or boiler to heat the property.
Homes that have converted to natural gas can reduce their heating costs by $2000 a year on average. A switch from oil to gas will also reduce home insurance price, increase property value, reduce electricity costs and water heating costs. Oil prices are high, the delivery is inconvenient, and the risk of a leak can create environmental destruction.
Costs have been calculated for the equivalent energy consumed by a typical residential customer and includes all service, delivery and energy charges. HST is not included in the savings prices.
The removal of the oil tank from the property will provide space in the basement and the newer high efficiency gas heating systems provide more comfort.
When considering home improvements, an oil to gas conversion should be on top of the list for a property owner. Many homes using oil heating also use electric water heaters, which have the highest costs to operate.
How to setup the gas application:
Use our no obligation service to setup the application process for Enbridge Gas Company. Enbridge is the utility company responsible for the installation of the gas meter at your home. This process can take months before the installation of the gas meter, so it is suggested to start the application immediately.
There is a network of natural gas pipelines underground that give homes access to natural gas.
If Enbridge determines that there is an existing natural gas main line in front of the residential property. Enbridge Gas will provide and install one service line per property address at no charge to new customers provided that:
- For the service line installation – the distance between the Owner’s property line and the front wall of house/building is 20 meters or less in total length; and
- For meter installation – the distance between the front wall of house/building and the selected meter location is 2 meters or less
- If either the service or meter installation is over the above distance, there will be a charge of $32 per meter (plus applicable taxes).
Note: Inaccurate measurements or in-fields changes will result in additional charges.
What happens after the gas meter is installed?
Once the meter has been installed our technicians will run the gas lines from the meter to the location of the new heating system being installed at the home.
The oil to gas conversion will be built in to the price you are quoted. So, you will not incur any additional/surprise costs once the written invoice has been agreed upon.
Please note that when replacing a furnace that has an air conditioner already, the low boy to high boy conversion requires the existing air conditioning system coil to be repositioned on to the new furnace.
This would include capturing the refrigerant and then recharging the air conditioner system. If the existing air conditioner has R-22 Freon as its refrigerant type. The Freon could not be recharged due it being outlawed since 2012 in Ontario. A new air conditioner would be installed with the approved R-410A Pureon refrigerant for air conditioning.
*Calculations are based on the assumption that a typical residential customer uses about 2,400 cubic metres of natural gas a year for home and water heating.
**Natural gas rates are based on Enbridge Gas’ residential rates effective April 1, 2019. Electricity rates are based on Toronto Hydro’s, Ontario Energy Board approved, rates effective January 1, 2019. Oil prices are based on publicly posted Statistics Canada historical prices as of February 2019.