November 15th, 2016
Many of our rural customers have been contemplating lately if its time to switch from traditional Oil Heat appliances in their home to Propane as their heat source. If you have been asking yourself this same question, here are a few things to consider:
Your Insurance Company may give you no choice: Many residential oil tanks reside within the home, and insurance companies are now demanding that oil tanks 10 years or older need to be replaced with a new double-walled tank. The older models are a single wall that can rust over time and pose a threat to leak oil into your home which ultimately raises your risk as a homeowner of needing to make a claim.
Cost of Replacement: The cost of the new double walled tanks are actually far more expensive then replacing your furnace with a Propane model and having any gaslines/ductwork also replaced to fit the new model. And in the end you’ll have brand new propane tanks and a brand new heating system for less than the cost of the new Oil Tank
Fuel Efficiency: Not only will you find the cost of Propane per liter less expensive then oil, but the Propane Furnace and other possible heating equipment will likely be much more efficient units then what you currently have. That means overall you increase the efficiency of the unit, using less fuel and ultimately saving you more every each. In face many customers who have made the switch, claim to have seen their fuel bills cut in half!
Ultimately you should decide what is right for your home and budget in the end, but if considering to make the switch let us help simplify the process for you. We work with Simcoe County’s leading fuel supplier, Mayes Martin Ltd, and can ensure the process is straightforward and an easy experience that fits your budget!