Best fuel for boilersPost created: 2013-01-28 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 138
On 2013-01-29 JB wrote:
I lean toward gas for efficiency, no tank in the basement, and price seems to be a bit better generally for gas.
However, there is a good debate on the issue here: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?164700-Oil-vs-Natural-Gas-boiler. The post I found most interesting was the HVAC tech who said he has never replaced gas for oil in 30 years.
There is also a lot of good info here: http://energybible.blogspot.com/2008/03/natural-gas-vs-heating-oil.html.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.