Oil to Gas Conversion Beverly, MA

Oil to Gas Conversion

Beverly, MA Two Family

Converting a home’s heating system from oil to gas was already a popular home improvement project. But the latest wave of oil price rises has increased demand for this type of project as it’s a surefire way to save money on heating and hot water bills. An added bonus is that gas heat is more efficient and better for the environment.

High Efficiency Gas Boilers

In the video above Ken Roberts walks us through a project in Beverly. This was in a two family house. The objective was to replace two old oil fired boilers with two new gas fired high efficiency boilers. As ken explains in the video the house already had gas service. But only the first floor and it was for cooking only. So the gas company came out to properly enable gas service for two zones.

Experience Counts in Oil to Gas Conversions

Absolute Precision has, for many years, converted many homes in Eastern Massachusetts from oil to gas. From North Andover to Winchester, Beverly, Salem, Malden, and Medford and all towns in between there is no situation we haven’t encountered.

So homeowners who are interested in switching over from oil to gas can learn from this video as well as some additional information below that it’s a relatively painless process that with Absolute Precision on the job is always done in a timely manner.

Replacing Three Large Oil Tanks with Gas Pipes is a No Brainer

As mentioned above Ken got the ball rolling by having the gas company come out to upgrade the gas service to accommodate two gas fired boilers. One for the first floor unit which would have two zones. One zone for heat and one for hot water. The other gas boiler would be three zones, two for heat and one for hot water.

Three large oil tanks would be removed from the basement. Where they were located, along an exterior basement wall, is a perfect location for the two new boilers along with associated mechanical equipment and water tanks. It was not necessary to replace the existing hot water tanks as they are in good condition and have a lifetime warranty.

Since the family still needed hot water while this project was ongoing Ken set up a system using five gallon buckets containing fuel oil to run the boilers and heat the water.

Reclaim Basement Space

As you watch the video it becomes obvious that an additional benefit from switching from oil to gas is that it frees up quite a lot of space in the basement. Since these high efficiency gas boilers are not vented through the chimney they can be located anywhere in the basement. It’s a much more compact installation and the elimination of the oil tanks is a big space saver.

About This Alpine Boiler

Directly from the U.S. Boiler Company’s website. They say:

The high efficiency Alpine condensing boiler by U.S. Boiler Company is one of the most efficient, energy-saving boilers on the market today. Every Alpine boiler is equipped with a number of advanced technologies to constantly monitor boiler performance and match fuel consumption directly to heating demand. The Alpine incorporates outside temperature sensing technology that automatically adjusts the firing rate of the boiler based on the outside air temperature. It also continuously monitors system safety parameters to ensure years of comfortable, safe, reliable operation. Today’s Alpine is the peak of performance!

  • High efficiency, condensing boiler – 95% AFUE
  • 80 – 399 MBH (6 sizes) 80 – 210 sizes are floor mount or wall hung
  • Compact, space-saving modern design
  • Industry leading Sage2.3™ Boiler Control System
  • Touch screen display for easy user interface to view all system functions
  • Available for use with natural or LP gas
  • ENERGY STAR Certified – Efficiency tax credits/rebates may apply
  • 5-year part replacement warranty (for residential boilers under 300 MBH)

 Safety Features

In the video Ken goes over some of the safety features in the Alpine gas boiler and associated mechanical equipment. For example, the boiler is equipped with a low water cutoff so if for some reason the water level in the boiler were to drop it would automatically shut off. Also, as with all systems designed by Absolute Precision, certain features are baked into the cake, such as the isolation of each valve. This makes any future maintenance issues a much simpler process.

Lower Energy Bills

This project was finished, all the old equipment was removed, inspections were done, all in a very timely manner. The households are now enjoying safe efficient gas heat. They will certainly be thrilled when during the heating seasons the new high efficiency gas heating systems result in much lower energy bills.

Consider Switching From Oil to Gas

We hope you found this video and article useful. If you are considering making the switch from oil to gas and would like more information you can contact us here. Or you can call our main number 978-774-8835. Or you can reach out to Ken directly.

Our primary service area includes:
Andover, North Andover, Boxford, Topsfield, Middleton, Danvers, Beverly, Peabody, Lynnfield, North Reading, Reading, Wilmington, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Melrose, Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester, Medford, Malden, and Saugus.

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