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Furnace Conversion


The Benefits of Switching from Oil To A Modern Natural Gas System for Your Portland Heating Comfort

Natural gas furnaces have been the smart choice in home heating for years thanks to their efficiency, reliability and value. But now, thanks to modern Portland gas furnaces, there’s never been a better time to invest in a natural gas system, especially if your home still uses oil. Natural gas offers more efficient, even heating to provide your home with hotter temperatures at the register and cost savings at the end of every billing cycle. Here are just a few reasons that Action Heating & AirConditioning recommends installing a new natural gas furnace in your home.

Modern Portland Gas Furnaces Offer Superior Efficiency

When it comes to heating your home efficiently, you want your furnace to produce as much heat as possible from the provided fuel. Portland heating equipment uses the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating to measure how efficiently a given furnace performs. Modern natural gas furnaces can achieve efficiency ratings as high as 98 percent, meaning that for every dollar of natural gas you pay for, your home receives 98 cents worth of useable heat. Oil furnaces, and even outdated natural gas equipment, may have efficiency ratings of only 50-65 percent.

Reliability That Oil Simply Can’t Match

Have you ever watched the weather anxiously knowing that your oil tank was running low? Have you ever been surprised by an oil tank fill-up bill that you weren’t expecting? Portland gas furnaces eliminate the headaches of on-site fuel storage. Natural gas is piped directly to your home on demand and is always available when you need it and at the ready even when you don’t.

In addition, simple regular maintenance will allow your natural gas furnace to provide its superior efficiency for more than 20 years, with many well-maintained models retaining their effectiveness much loner.

Portland Heating Systems That Use Gas Are Better For The Environment

Natural gas has proven to be one of the cleanest sources of reliable heating available today. Burning natural gas produces around 30 percent less carbon dioxide than oil, and 15 percent less than wood. When burned, natural gas produces virtually no carbon monoxide or airborne contaminants, giving it an incredibly low carbon footprint, especially compared to other fossil fuels.

If you have questions about heating with natural gas or switching over from an oil furnace, or if you would like to receive a free quote for gas conversion services, call Action Heating & Air Conditioning at 503-805-7897 or fill out our convenient online form.

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