CONVERT TO NATURAL GAS

NATURAL GAS

CONVERSION

Efficient and Dependable.

You can learn more about converting your home to natural gas over here on the NYSEG website. 

 

First, you'll apply online or call them to get the ball rolling. Next, you will complete a commitment letter. You're telling them that you agree to connect a gas appliance to your home's new natural gas service within 90 days. If your home is 100 feet or less from a natural gas main, NYSEG will install the service from our main to your house for free. Service lines will be constructed to the closest, most suitable meter location (often in the front corner of the home, away from the driveway, or near another meter). If you prefer an alternate location than the one NYSEG selects, you are responsible for the cost of service from NYSEG's selected location to the one of your choosing.

NYSEG will swing by to confirm your service and meter design. After they install the service and meter, we get to work connecting your natural gas appliance - your heating system, oven/stove, or dryer. Once this is completed, an appointment with NYSEG will be scheduled to turn on the natural gas supply.

The Advantages of Natural Gas

Natural gas is convenient and economical. Plus, it burns much cleaner than traditional heating oil, so it’s better for both your home and the environment. Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel – doesn’t leave behind soot, ash or odor.

 

Current natural gas rates are substantially lower than heating oil, and natural gas customers don’t deal with the maintenance and equipment costs typically associated with oil heat, such as motors, pumps, filters, and permits. It is priced lower than oil or propane. You pay for what you use, when you use it. No tanks to fill for future use. No worries about running out. 

 

Natural gas is a reliable, domestic resource, piped directly to your home or business with no need to rely on costly fuel deliveries. It is delivered to your home through a pipeline system that is not commonly affected by weather or adverse conditions. That means natural gas eliminates the need for storage tanks, and the threat of oil spills from deliveries and soil contamination.

How To Convert To Natural Gas

Convert to natural gas to benefit from efficient and dependable energy.

Natural Gas Conversion Frequently Asked Questions

Can I save money using natural gas to heat my home?


Yes, you can lower your heating bill by making the switch. The actual amount of your savings will vary upon the efficiency rating of your new natural gas equipment and market forces that drive the price of heating fuel. For example, heating a typical 2,000 square foot home with natural gas heat can save up to $2,000 annually when compared to heating with oil. NYSEG can help you calculate your savings CLICK HERE.




How much will it cost to have natural gas installed?


Depending upon the distance of the available gas main to your home, NYSEG may be able to provide a gas line to your home without any additional cost beyond the fee. However, in some cases there may be a portion of the cost you will have to pay before the gas line can be extended to your home.




How much will it cost to switch to natural gas?


The price of each installation can vary greatly upon the type and efficiency level of equipment and other factors unique to each home. Please call us to evaluate the options and pricing available to you for your home including the scope of installations. Are you looking to switch to a new heating system? Starting with small appliances like a gas dryer or stove? Let's assess together.




Where will NYSEG install my gas meter?


Service lines will be constructed to the closest, most suitable meter location (often in the front corner of the home, away from the driveway, or near another meter). If the customer prefers an alternate location than the one NYSEG selects, the customer is responsible for the cost of service from NYSEG's selected location to the one of their choosing. The free allowance is measured from the edge of the public right of way.




Will I need a licensed plumber to do the work?


Yes! You will need to hire a licensed plumber or HVAC contractor (we do both!) for the installation of the gas lines and gas fired equipment inside your home.




Does NYSEG have any natural gas rebates?


Yes! As of March 1, 2018 they are offering natural gas related rebates on the following:

  • $300 Rebate – Installation Natural Gas Furnace AFUE ≥ 94 with ECM
  • $450 Rebate – Installation Natural Gas Water Boiler AFUE ≥ 90
  • $100 Rebate – Installation ENERGY STAR Storage Natural Gas Water Heater ≥ 40 gal.
  • $200 Rebate – Installation ENERGY STAR Tankless Natural Gas Water Heater
  • $150 Rebate – Installation Indirect Natural Gas Water Heater
    • If installed at time of qualifying natural gas furnace or boiler installation
  • $25 Rebate – Maintenance Natural Gas Furnace Tune-Up
    • Existing natural gas furnaces only, boilers are ineligible.
    • Limited to one rebate every five years.
To check for the most current NYSEG rebates CLICK HERE.





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