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Question DetailsAsked on 6/12/2016

cost to convert oil to propane furnace

1600 sq ft ranch forced air

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Here are links to a couple of previous similar questions with answers:

Of course, the conversion itself (if your unit is convertable) is generally not too tough or dreadfully expensive - a lot of the price depends on availability of a conversion kit for it that is still in stock or production, and on the cost of connecting gas and removing the oil tank - contact well rated and reviewed Heating and A/C (your Search the List category) vendors for bids.

OF course, keep in mind the remaining life and value in the existing unit - might not pay to convert a unit that is quite old (sauy over 15-20 years or so) when you take into account the conversion cost plus the lower efficiency of an older unit - might pretty quickly get you into a new unit as a better long-term (assuming you intend to stay in this house indefinitely) investment when you consider the cost savings in probably 15-20% higher energy efficiency of a new unit over a converted older oil unit.

Consider also the last few years of price increases and shortages of propane - might be a tossup whether conversion to propane (as opposed to gasline supplied natural gas, if available) provides any advantages in cost or security of supply to you - though it does eliminate the oil leakage environmental cleanup cost risk, especially if you have an outdoor tank and most especially if you have a buried oil tank.

More previous questions with answers on the oil system (tank and plumbing) removal cost issue in the Home ?HVAC link in Browse Projects, at lower left.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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