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Oil to Propane Conversion in Connecticut

Helping Homeowners Switch to Propane in Connecticut

As we strive to create more energy-efficient homes, many homeowners are considering switching from oil to propane. Propane, besides being a clean-burning fuel, is also cost-effective, offering substantial savings over the long run. It provides reliable and efficient heat, and its versatility allows it to power a wide range of home appliances. Making the switch not only reduces your carbon footprint but also enhances home comfort.

If your home has long relied on oil, making the switch may seem intimidating, but our certified experts at Levco are here to make your oil to propane conversion in Connecticut as straightforward and convenient as possible. Since 1980, our family-run company has provided exceptional propane and heating services to thousands of homeowners. We are well-equipped to handle efficient and safe conversions and are prepared to address and resolve any complications that may arise. Plus, because we arrive to your home with trucks full of supplies, we are able to complete many installations in a single day. With our experienced team of technicians handling your conversion, you can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing your home’s heating system will soon be cleaner and more efficient.

We are ready to assist with these conversions in Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Naugatuck, Oxford, and Southbury. Contact us online or call (203) 533-8249 to request a quote today!

Benefits of Using Propane to Heat Your Home

Propane, as a fuel source, offers a variety of powerful benefits. It is often the superior choice for heating your home, especially when compared to oil. 

One of propane’s key advantages is its high energy efficiency. Propane heaters provide more heat per BTU (British Thermal Unit) than oil heaters, which means you need less propane fuel to achieve the same level of warmth provided by oil. This high efficiency translates into reduced energy bills throughout a heating season, making propane a cost-effective choice.

In addition to cost savings, propane offers environmental benefits. It burns cleaner than oil, releasing fewer harmful emissions and pollutants into the atmosphere. This feature not only minimizes your home's impact on the environment but also improves indoor air quality, fostering a healthier living space for you and your family.

Propane heating systems tend to be more durable and require less maintenance compared to oil systems. This results in an extended lifespan for your heating system, saving you money on potential repair and replacement costs down the line. It also means less hassle for homeowners, providing peace of mind and freeing up time for other priorities.

Finally, propane offers a level of versatility that oil cannot always match. Beyond heating your home, propane can be used to power many types of appliances, including water heaters, stoves, dryers, and even backyard grills. This makes propane a comprehensive solution for all your home energy needs.

If you have questions about the types of savings and other benefits you can enjoy by switching to propane, turn to our experts. We are happy to assess your needs and advise whether an oil to propane conversion in Connecticut is right for your home.

Does It Always Make Sense to Switch My Home to Propane?

Switching to propane does tend to offer many benefits to Connecticut homeowners, but you should be fully aware of what you are committing to before moving forward with a conversion. The availability and price of propane are often chief concerns, but fortunately, Levco offers an automatic and competitively priced propane delivery service. You will never have to worry about where your propane is coming from.

You may also have concerns about the upfront cost of a conversion. While we make every effort to ensure our services are as cost-effective as possible, there are significant expenses associated with installing any new heating system, even though you will enjoy savings from increased efficiency down the road. That is why it is important to consider the age and condition of your current oil-based heating system. If your system is past its prime or showing signs of inefficiency, a switch to propane may be the smart choice, especially if you are already going to have to pay for extensive repairs or a complete system replacement. 

Put another way, if your existing oil-based heating system is on its last legs, you have a great opportunity to make the switch. If you have a newer oil-based heating system that works well and does not require frequent repairs, it may make less sense to move forward with an immediate conversion. Our experts can evaluate the health and performance of your existing system, advise whether you need to replace any equipment, and walk you through what a conversion would entail.

The Oil to Propane Conversion Process

Making the switch from oil to propane involves the handling of sensitive equipment that should only be conducted by trained professionals. We understand how to safely facilitate oil to propane conversions in Connecticut and will put our experience, knowledge, and skills to work for you and your home.

First, we will safely disconnect and remove your home’s existing oil heating system. This involves deactivating the system and then draining and removing the oil tank. Again, this step should only be handled by our licensed technicians, as improper handling could potentially lead to dangerous oil spills or leaks.

Once we have safely removed your old system, the next step is the physical installation of your new propane heating system. This typically involves setting up a new propane tank, either above or below ground, and then connecting it to your home's heating system. Depending on the specific requirements of your home, additional propane appliances (such as a water heater, stove, or dryer) may also be installed during this step. Our experts can help you choose propane-based equipment that suits your specific needs and budget. We always follow manufacturer specifications and local codes to ensure your safety. 

After we complete the physical installation, we will test and calibrate the new propane system. This step involves checking for leaks and ensuring that all parts of the system are functioning optimally. Once your system is up and running, we will work with you to establish a plan for regular propane delivery. Again, we offer a convenient automated delivery service that estimates your usage and schedules deliveries accordingly. 

Transitioning from oil to propane can take several days. We will help you understand what to expect and will do everything we can to minimize disruption to your daily routine. Remember, this conversion is an investment in your future that will save you money over time.

If you still have questions about switching to propane, we are ready to answer them! Call (203) 533-8249 or contact us online to discuss your concerns with our experts today.

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