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Oil to Gas Heat Conversion: Worth the Investment?

[Updated: May 21, 2021 ] Jul 22, 2020 by Barbara Bellesi Zito

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Energy Source Pros Cons
Gas • Burns more efficiently
• Very little maintenance
• Furnace is quieter
• Burns cleaner
• Not all homes have access to a gas source
• Less heat per BTU
• Furnace/conversion is expensive
Oil • More heat per BTU
• Deliveries come easy and often
• Furnace costs less
• Tank takes up a lot of space
• A service contract is required for maintenance
• Burns less efficiently
• Fuel costs are higher

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