We need to replace our boiler. Should we go to gas or stick with oil?

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We need to replace our boiler. Should we go to gas or stick with oil?

Asked by Helen Torris

We have had a few estimates, but we feel the contractors are all biased to what they work with (oil or gas). We already have natural gas in our home, but want to know which is cheaper and more efficient in the long term.

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Raymond Pruban's picture

Natural gas is the better way to go for sure.

  • Fuel oil is more expensive by a bunch.
  • Natural gas burns cleaner and is better in terms of carbon footprint.

For more information:

Read Richard Parker's Q&A "Can you help me select a high efficiency furnace?"