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Old 02-24-2011, 05:44 PM   #11
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Yep, we bought our row home with all gas, and it's 2x the size of my old apartment and my heating/electric went down by half. Also it doesn't have the oil quirks. My only recommendation is to get carbon monoxide detectors for the basement and by the stove in the kitchen should you switch that as well

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:50 PM   #12
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I'm surprised no one has recommended installing a big-ass natural gas stove in the basement yet!

One of the side benefits to this is that we might free up enough room, with the old boiled and oil tank out of the way, to put in a little playroom for the kids. It's an unfinished basement now, but clean up the floor a little, install a couple walls, maybe a drop ceiling, get a couple new lights installed, and maybe we can squeeze out a few more feet of living space. Daughter would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have room to do gymnastics in the house.

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:57 PM   #13
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See if your natural gas company will give you some cash for going with gas.
Ours does. Say you're thinking of converting

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:59 PM   #14
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See if your natural gas company will give you some cash for going with gas.
Ours does. Say you're thinking of converting
Well, there are rebates out there, $500 for an 85%-efficient system, $1000 for 90%, $1500 for going higher. That's $$ coming back direct from the gas company, plus it sounds like there's a $1,000 tax credit. If they'll put in the line to the street at minimal/no cost, that'll be good enough for me.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:04 PM   #15
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Good thing I'm getting to the retirement age.. looks like oil is on the way out here. I repair oil burners and business is slowly going green with heat pumps. No natural gas around these parts yet as I guess it is cost prohibitive with the low population my province has along with relative isolation from the mainland.

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Anyone familiar with Lochinvar heating systems? This is what's being recommended to me.

Met with my buddy's friend today, guy who owns one of the local propane companies and does these kinds of installs. He's proposing to install one of these and run it on propane until the gas company can connect me to the street, apparently the conversion to natty gas is a 15 minute job (I'm assuming they just change out the orafices).

Anyone know anything about these?

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