NJ Contractor Registration No. 13VH04670800 - Joseph Routis, General Manager
CONVERTING OIL CONDENSING BOILERS TO GAS CONDENSING BOILERS
It is good move whenever switching from fuel oil to natural gas. Oil to gas conversions typically pays for itself in fuel savings. Converting from an already high efficiency oil condensing boiler to a high efficiency gas condensing boiler based on the differential in price of fuel oil and natural gas also makes sense. This will give you the opportunity to switch to a more plentiful domestically produced fuel, get rid of that fuel oil tank, and have your insurance rate reduced.
GAS FURNACE REPAIR
We repair all types of gas furnaces. We are NATE Certified on Gas Furnace Installation and Service.
GAS BOILER REPAIR
We repair all types of gas boilers. Our NATE certification on gas assures you the finest when it comes to HVACR.
OIL FURNACES - OIL BOILERS - OIL BURNERS
We do not recommend staying with oil furnaces, oil boilers, and oil burners, but if you are stuck with it we will do everything to make it as efficient for you as possible. We offer 1st level tune-ups where we change the oil filter, change or check the fuel oil pump strainer if it has one, check or replace and adjust the electrodes, and replace the spray nozzle. We also check your oil furnace for over all integrity and make recommendations to improve its performance and longevity. 2nd level service involve cleaning the heat exchanger, the flue pipe, cleaning of the combustion chamber and replacement of bedding if needed, and cleaning of the chimney base and properly cementing around the flue pipe where it enters the chimney base.
OIL FURNACE REPAIR - OIL BOILER REPAIR - OIL BURNER REPAIR
Whether your oil furnace, oil burner, or oil boiler is not firing, it is coughing, shutting down, or whatever the reason may be, we quickly fix the source of the problem unlike others who are just “parts swappers”. Our 1st and 2nd level tuneups also increases the longevity and fuel efficiency of your oil heating unit. We are proud of our NATE certification when it comes to oil furnace installation and service. NATE certification assures you peace of mind as it provides the finest when it comes to HVAC-R.
AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR
Air conditioning to us is your comfort. From heating to cooling and air filtration we’ll take care of it. Certification in Energy Efficiency Tech as well as being certified also in Mold Removal and Remediation is assurance that we are “Air Conditioning” at its best. Call us for AC repairs of all sorts.
OIL TO FUEL-LESS HEAT CONVERSION
This is one area that we like to talk and suggest about. Fuel-less Heating gives the most opportunity to save the most money in fuel cost whether it is converting from propane gas, fuel oil, or natural gas. There is nothing like Fuel-less heating when it comes to heating. Fuel-less heating is Renewable Green Energy. With up to 600% in heating efficiency for geothermal heating and up to 400% in air source heating, it pays for itself better than fossil based fuels. We are also Weatherization Certified to help you conserve energy, and EPA Lead RRP Certified for safety. If saving money and helping our planet produce less greenhouse gasses is your goal, then you have come to the right place. Our vast knowledge when it comes to energy efficiency is just the ticket you need. Just call or write to us!
At Handymen of America we provide full one stop service for homes and businesses. If you are located in these Northern New Jersey cities, towns, and counties we can provide you with emergency Air Conditioning heating and cooling repair service: Essex County, Hudson County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Bergen County, Sussex County, Atlantic County, Middlesex County, Warren County, Union County, Vineland County, Gloucester County, Camden County, Somerset County, Burlington County, Mercer County, Morris County, Hunterdon County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Salem County, Cape May, Ackermans Mills, Albion Place, Aldene, Allendale, Allwood, Alpine, Ampere, Arcola, Apshawa, Arlington, Athenia, Avondale, Awosting, Babbitt, Baltusrol, Bayonne, Bayway, Beaufort, Belleville, Benders Corner, Berkeley Heights, Bergen, Bergen Point, Bergenfield, Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Brantwood, Bogota, Brookdale, Browns, Caldwell, Carlstadt, Carlton Hill, Cedar Grove, Cherry Hill, Chestnut Ridge, Clark, Cliffside Park, Clifton, Clinton, Closter, Cooper, Communipaw, Coytesville, Cragmere Park, Crane Square, Cranford, Cranford Junction, Cresskill, Croxton, Crystal Lake, Darlington, Delawanna, Demarest, Dumont, East Newark, East Orange, East Rutherford, Echo Lake, Edgewater, Elizabeth, Elizabethport, Elmora, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Erskine, Erskine Lakes, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Fairlawn, Fairview, Fanwood, Fardale, Ferdinands Mills, Fort Lee, Franklin, Franklin Lakes, Free Acres ,Garfield, Garwood, Glen Ridge, Glen Rock, Grasselli, Great Notch, Greenville, Guttenberg, Haledon, Haskell, Hawthorne, Hewitt, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Harrison, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Hillsdale Manor, Hillside, Hoboken, Ho-Ho-Kus, Hudson Heights, Hutton Park, Irvington, Jersey City, Kearny, Kenilworth, Kings Woods, Kingsland, Leonia, Liberty Square, Linden, Linwood, Little Ferry, Livingston, Llewellyn Park, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Madison Hill, Mahwah, Marion, Masonicus, Maywood, Maplewood, Millburn, Milltown, Montclair, Montclair Heights, Montvale, Moonachie, Morehousetown, Morsemere, Mountainside, Murray Hill, Meadow Village, Midland Park, Mount Pleasant, New Bridge, New Durham, New Milford, Newark, Newark Heights, Newstead, North, North Caldwell, Northfield, Nutley, North Arlington, North Bergen, North Hackensack, Northvale, Norwood, Oak Island Junction, Oakland, Oakwood Park, Old Tappan, Oradell, Orange, Overlook, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Park Village, Perth Amboy Junction, Passaic Junction, Plainfield, Pleasantdale, Pulis Mills, Lake View, Lakeside, Little Falls, Macopin, Moe, Monks, Mountain View, Netherwood, Newfoundland, New Providence, North Haledon, Oak Ridge, Packanack Lake, Passaic, Paterson, Pines Lake, Pompton, Pompton Junction, Pompton Lakes, Port Johnson, Postville, Prospect Park, Radburn, Rahway, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, Ridgewood Junction, River Edge, River Vale, Richfield, Ringwood, Riverside, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Roseland, Roselle, Roselle Park, Roseville, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, Saint Cloud, Saint Josephs Village, , Scotch Plains, Secaucus, Short Hills, Sinnickson Landing, Springfield, Staten Island Junction, Stony Hill, Summit, Singac, Skylands, Smiths Mills, Springfield, South Hackensack, South Orange, Stonetown Summit, Stony Hill, Staten Island Junction, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Totowa, Tremley, Tremley Point, Tremont Park, Two Bridges, Undercliff Junction, Union, Union City, Union Square, Union Village, Upper Montvale, Upper Saddle River, Upper Greenwood Lake, Upper Macopin, Upper Greenwood Lake, Upper Macopin, Upper Montclair, Uttertown, Vauxhall, Verona, Villa Marie Claire, Wanaque, Waldwick, Wallington, Warren Point, Wayne, Weehawken West Bergen, West Caldwell, West Englewood, West Mahwah, West Milford, West New York, West Orange, West View, Westfield, Westville, Westwood, White Oak Ridge, Winfield, Woodbridge, Woodcliff Lake, Woodland Park, Wood-Ridge, Wortendyke, Wyckoff, Wyoming.
Converting from one fuel source as with the case of fuel oil to natural gas conversions may be a hard decision. We hear lots of opposing views as to why we should or we shouldn’t convert from oil to gas. Let us take a look at both of these fossil fuels. Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production is expected to enter terminal decline. Based on the Hubbert peak oil theory the rate of maximum extraction for oil has been reached around the year 2007. What this means is that the trend in fuel oil price is up. Of course there will be up and down swings in oil prices as there are external causes to commodity prices that make these fluctuations inevitable. Oil consortiums may say that oil prices will eventually go down and could actually be cheaper to use than other fuel sources but this scenario if it is to happen would probably be short lived. The reason to convert from oil to gas from an economic standpoint is this; what used to cost one barrel of oil to retrieve fifty barrels now costs one barrel of oil to retrieve only five barrels. This expense will accelerate the magnitude of decline in productivity and when combined with increased oil use from other emerging countries, it will continuously add velocity to the upward spiral in oil price. Supply and demand is what controls oil pricing. Natural gas on the other hand is plentiful in supply especially in North America. The use of fracking gas wells has enabled America to produce more of natural gas for fuel. What is produced domestically like with natural gas is a safer bet than a commodity such as oil that has to be guarded by a fleet of warships as it passes through critical shipping lanes. If the costs from guarding these shipments of petroleum oil were taken into account and tacked on to the current price of fuel oil, affordability would over-rule in-decisiveness when it comes to converting from oil to gas.
When it comes to converting from oil to natural gas we recommend it done as soon as possible especially if your current heating system is old and inefficient or it has been giving you problems. At Handymen of America, we not only do conversions from oil heat to gas heat but we also service air conditioning in New Jersey. We fix all kinds AC problems. We repair broken ac systems. We repair ac systems that are not cooling properly. We repair ac systems that will not power up. We repair air conditioning condensers that are slow to start. We repair air handlers for cooling and heating that won’t start. We remove old ac system and replace it with new ones. We install, maintain and service air conditioning systems that we sell. We sell and install central ac. We sell and install ductless mini split ac systems. We sell and install small hole ducted ac systems. We sell and install chiller ac systems. We repair ductless min split ac systems. We repair ducted central air conditioning systems. We repair ac chillers and small ducted ac systems. We service and maintain ac systems in New Jersey. We service and maintain ductless mini-split ac systems in New Jersey. We service and maintain ac chillers and small hole ducted ac systems in New Jersey. We install oil to gas conversions with air conditioning in NJ. We convert oil furnaces with air conditioning to gas furnace with air conditioning in NJ. If your oil to gas with ac conversion ever needs repair we can take care of it for you in NJ. We repair gas furnaces with ac in NJ. We install gas furnaces with ac in NJ. We maintain gas furnaces with ac in NJ. We service all types of gas furnaces with ac in NJ. Bring us your cooling and heating problems in NJ and we will take care of it. Our cooling and heating service in New Jersey is reasonable in price. We bring affordability to heating and cooling in New Jersey.
With oil heating, we fix all kinds of oil furnace problems. We fix all kinds of oil boiler problems. We fix all kinds of oil burner problems. We tune-up oil heating appliances and equipment. We tune-up oil boilers. We tune up oil furnaces. We tuneup oil burners. We clean oil furnaces. We clean oil burners. We clean oil boilers. By cleaning and maintaining your oil burner, oil boiler, and oil furnace it will increase or maintain its energy efficiency level and burn less fuel oil. We recommend servicing your oil boiler, oil furnace, and oil burner heating equipment once a year.
In gas, we also fix gas heat problems along with oil heat. We fix gas furnace problems. We fix gas boiler problems. We fix gas burner problems. We troubleshoot all kinds of gas heat problems. We maintain gas heating equipment and appliances. We install gas heating appliances and equipment. We service gas heating equipment and appliances. We are NATE certified to install and service gas furnaces. Bring us your problematic gas boilers, gas furnace, and gas burners to be repaired. We clean gas furnaces. We clean gas burners. We clean gas boilers. By cleaning and maintaining your gas burner, gas boiler, and gas furnace it will increase or maintain its energy efficiency level and burn less gas. We recommend servicing your gas boiler, gas furnace, and gas burner heating equipment every other year.
We are Handymen of America located in New Jersey and we fix just about anything and everything. You can count on us to repair it right the first time at a reasonable price.
We provide courteous and professional service and will come and greet you with a smile!
Handymen of America is a registered NJ home improvement contractor No. 13VH04670800 and a NJ plumber contractor, Licensed No. 12211. New Jersey Oil and Gas Inc. is a dba of Handy Men of America. NATE is a non-profit organization that certifies the finest in HVACR. Our NATE certification assures you a worry free HVAC installation, maintenance, or repair that is done at the highest standard.
Piotr Kamecki, Master Plumber - NJ Lic. No. 12211
NEW JERSEY OIL to GAS CONVERSION
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CONVERTING FROM OIL TO GAS
Converting oil to gas heat is a decision that should be made as soon as possible. In recent years the disparity between fuel oil prices and natural gas has gotten so wide that converting from oil to gas has become a sound decision. Fuel oil has always been at the mercy of economic ups and down and Handymen of America advices users of this type of fuel to switch to another fuel alternative such as natural gas. Natural gas is becoming more plentiful in recent years in North America due to the advancement in technology in retrieving difficult underground gas reserves. It is estimated that plentiful natural gas will be around for many decades to come. Converting oil heat to gas heat eliminates a lot of the burden of using fuel oil; high maintenance, lack of delivery, consumption of more electricity, and higher insurance rates to name just a few. Underground fuel oil tanks that threaten oil leakage should be removed or decommissioned without delay. When the threat of a fuel oil tank is remove, insurance rates are usually lower in costs or it makes residences and commercial buildings easier to insure. A Real Estate investment that uses gas heating equipment as oppose to fuel oil is also more attractive to buyers.
OIL HEAT VS GAS HEAT
Aside from natural gas being cheaper versus fuel oil, what are the actual advantages and disadvantages of converting oil heat to gas heat? Oil heat although it produces a higher Btu output per equivalent of natural gas, and if the price difference between the two fuels were removed, natural gas in our opinion is still a better choice. Oil delivery companies might say that if there is a disruption in the gas supply lines that you won’t have any heat for a long time. Fuel disruptions can come at any time whether it is caused by weather, turmoil, or fuel shortage. So with oil heat vs gas heat what makes gas heating a better choice than oil heat? With fuel oil heat vs gas heat, oil is dirty fuel compared to gas. Fuel oil heating pollutes the environment more than gas heat. Gas heat is cleaner burning than oil heat and does not smell unlike fuel oil unless there is a gas leak. With this in mind and it if everything is still the same between oil and natural gas heating, then it is best to switch to natural gas to reduce our carbon footprint. But this is only part of the story between oil heat vs gas heat; using fuel oil in a boiler, furnace, or burner causes more soothing to occur internally in an oil heater compared to a gas fueled heater. From the flue pipe coming out of an oil boiler, burner, or furnace all the way up to the chimney in a non-condensing type of heating appliance or equipment, fuel oil use is dirtier and cost more. Oil heat service costs more not just in cleaning heating equipment but in over-all maintenance costs too. Fuel oil fired boilers, furnaces, and burners use up more electricity than gas fired boilers, furnaces, and burners. Fuel oil burning equipment has to have the oil filters replaced at recommended intervals if not during an annual preventative maintenance tune-up. The strainer in the oil fuel pump has to be cleaned or replaced if it uses one. The electrodes used to ignite the fuel oil has to be cleaned or replaced and adjusted during oil tune-up time, and the nozzle that sprays the fuel oil to atomize it has to be replaced with the exact if not similar one. At times whenever the boiler, furnace, or burner of fuel oil heating equipment comes on it rumbles and may vibrate or shake the whole house or building especially if the heat exchanger unit is beginning to clog. When oil fired heating equipment start to clog, fuel efficiency quickly diminishes and soothing occurs everywhere. The heat exchanger unit of oil fired heating equipment is also vulnerable to clogging from soot and may cause the oil boiler, furnace, or burner to spit out sparks or flames from the unit. Bottom line is: although both are fossil fuels and after mentioning that whenever possible renewable green energy should be utilized instead, natural gas is cleaner than oil. Cleaner burning fossil fuel prolongs equipment life better and it reduces the maintenance required compared to other fossil fuel sources. Forced air, steam, and hot water heating systems that utilize oil for fuel are good conversion candidates when switching from oil to natural gas.
OIL TO GAS CONVERSION COSTS
At Handymen of America we present you with an affordable oil to gas conversion cost. In New Jersey you would be surprised how cheap an oil to gas conversion cost is when you take into account that natural gas is less than half the price of fuel oil. Typically the cost of an oil to gas conversion in New Jersey pays for itself. The savings derived from switching to a cheaper heating fuel from one that is the costlier allows this. Bottom line again in an oil to gas conversion when it comes to cost is that: an oil to gas conversion is an economically sound decision since the difference between the price of fuel oil and natural gas is great enough to pay for the installation itself in savings within a short period of time.
OIL TO GAS BURNER CONVERSION
With oil to gas burner conversion all you are switching is the oil burner itself from oil to gas and not the whole boiler unit. For commercial and large residential applications converting an oil burner to a gas burner might be a good way to go. A gas burner conversion from oil fuel to natural gas is definitely cheaper than replacing the entire boiler. However, oil to gas conversion of burners only should be done if the existing boiler unit is in good condition and can be cleaned of the contaminants that accumulated from the use of fuel oil.
OIL FURNACE TO GAS FURNACE CONVERSION
Converting from oil furnace to gas furnace is typically done with ducted systems. If you are making this transition from fuel oil to gas then this is also a good time to add cooling to your heating system. When adding cooling to an air conditioning system all that has to be included with the ductwork is an evaporation coil for the cooling portion. Air conditioning is considered to be heating, cooling, and air filtration of an indoor environment. The term air conditioning is therefore referred to as a conditioned environment that provides warmth and comfort in the winter and a comfortably cool indoor setting during the summer. Air conditioning is all year round with furnaces as it uses the same air handler for heating as well as cooling and anything in between. When converting from an oil furnace to a gas furnace it also essential that proper air filtration is considered. There are many good air filtration setups and combinations but we recommend at the very basic, a thick disposable filter that is about four inches wide when opened. During oil furnace to gas furnace conversion it is also a good time to clean the ductwork and have it checked for leakage.
OIL FURNACE WITH AC TO GAS FURNACE WITH AC
Converting oil furnace with air conditioning to a gas furnace with air conditioning offers a great opportunity to assess cooling efficiency as well. With the mandate effective for 2013 to get furnaces to be of the high efficient variety that requires a separate exhaust for spent combustion air, selecting a more efficient air conditioning system as part of a whole conversion package is more cost effective in the medium and long term. It saves money on fuel costs as well as on electricity when it comes to cooling during hot weather. A high efficiency gas furnace combined with high efficiency cooling will pay for itself in a relatively short period of time in fuel savings. Making the switch from oil to gas also offer savings on electricity usage due to less consumption of electricity overall. Just don’t forget to also upgrade the air filtration capability if it is currently below par. Air conditioning is all about comfort even as we switch from one fuel source to another along with the intent to save money.
OIL BOILER TO GAS BOILER CONVERSION
Boilers operated on fuel oil should be replaced completely whenever possible when converting to natural gas. This is especially true if the oil boiler is old, inefficient to begin with, or no longer cost effective to perform the cleaning prior to the fuel conversion. Savings from oil boiler to gas boiler conversions typically pay for itself within five years. For commercial establishments with the ability to depreciate an investment, and for a property to be further enhanced with lower operating costs through fuel savings, lower insurance payment, a higher property value outcome, etc., an oil boiler to gas boiler conversion is definitely a must. Even as this is being written, companies that deliver freight are thinking of switching their diesel fuel trucks to run on compressed natural gas. The reason is simple: not because natural gas is a cleaner burning fuel than diesel oil, but because natural gas is cheaper. After all, what is heating fuel oil; it is colored diesel fuel that is of lower quality but yet sold at a higher price at times.
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CONVERTING FROM OIL TO PROPANE
On rare circumstances converting from oil to propane gas makes sense. Because of its high price, propane use should be limited to what is more suited for: portability, cooking, killing mosquitoes, power outages, and the like. With propane the question to ask is why convert from one expensive fuel to another when there are other alternatives? Fuel-less heating using air source thermal heating is one alternative. Ground source geothermal heating is another. Both are based on Renewable Green Energy Sources. Ground source fuel heating provides up to 600% efficiency when it comes to heating, and is considered the “Greenest of the Green” when it comes to Renewable Green Energy. Air source heating with advancements in load balancing, individual zoning, slow ramping-up of operation, remote management, auto sensing of movement, etc., can provide up to 400% in efficiency using the least amount of electricity to circulate the heated and filtered conditioned air. It also provides with the highest SEER when it comes to cooling; better than conventional ducted air conditioning due to the elimination of duct losses. Incidentally we are NATE certified on Oil Furnace installation and service. We are also NATE certified in Gas furnace installation and service specialties.
CONVERTING FROM PROPANE TO OIL
To convert from liquid petroleum gas or commonly called propane gas to oil is the same as converting from oil to propane gas as there is rarely any cost benefit when it comes to heating residences and businesses. Both propane and fuel oil are very expensive and it is therefore not cost effective for heating. With today’s advancement in fuel-less heating, the savings potential obtained by switching away from fuel oil and propane is tremendous. Ask us for more information on this. We are Energy Efficiency Tech certified as well as Indoor Air Quality certified. Our vast knowledge in energy efficiency will save you money as well as pay for your conversion while making you comfortable.
Ever feel like money is blowing out of your pocket? That is what the high price of fuel oil does; it literally puts a hole in peoples' pockets. With low cost oil heating nowhere to be found and nowhere in sight, converting to cheaper natural gas might be the way to go.
Fuel oil heating costs the owner more to heat than natural gas. The wide disparity between Oil and Gas prices make converting from oil heat to natural gas more viable and cost effective than ever. Based on current fuel prices, today's typical oil to gas conversion will pay for itself in five years’ time or less.
Propane is right behind fuel oil when it comes to the high cost of heating. There are alternatives however to help propane users who may not have access to lower priced natural gas. There is Fuel-less heat based on Renewable Green Energy.
Talk to us about the high cost of energy use, we are schooled in Weatherization and are Energy Efficiency Tech certified. Our vast knowledge in energy efficiency can show you how to lower your heating and cooling bills without sacrificing comfort.
Photos of this oil to gas conversion with air conditioning tell the story of an owner who opted to switch their oil furnace and all electric hot water tanks and cooking stove to natural gas.
Even with a fairly new oil furnace and ac being converted into two separate high efficiency gas furnaces with separate air conditioning, the owner said that the conversion save him a lot of money. Their much lower monthly utility bill reflected it.
At Handymen of America we handled the gas connection from the utility company, the required permits, and the gas pipe installation. We then took care of the previous installation of ductwork that was of insufficient size for the supply and return air by giving it better efficiency.
Unlike the original ducts that were drooping and wire hung, we hung the new ductwork high to give more head room. Also note how well these new ducts are now hung and secured.
CONVERTING LIQUID PETROLEUM (PROPANE) GAS TO NATURAL GAS
If a natural gas pipe line is available then it is advisable to switch from propane to natural gas. With liquid petroleum gas being almost as expensive as oil, converting to natural gas from propane makes sense. All that is involved maybe as simple as a change in burner orifice size and adjustment to accommodate the lower pressure of natural gas. Wating for natural gas to arrive in your neighborhood could cost you more. It is best to switch or convert to an alternative heating solution like fuel-less heating. Fuel-less heating is based on Renewable Green Energy. You can find out more about this remarkable way of heating on our website by clicking on our fuel-less heating link.
GAS HEATERS AND GAS HEAT
Gas heaters are quickly becoming the choice when people make heating fuel conversions. And it is understandable why oil heat is fading away. Oil heat is dirty and costs a lot more to heat than natural gas. There is also a potential of fuel spill when servicing oil heating equipment. Gas heat on the other hand cost less to operate and is a cleaner burning fuel. Gas heaters have less moving parts and consume less electricity than oil heaters used for heating homes and commercial establishments. With natural gas now more plentiful due to the fracking process when mining, moving away from oil heat into gas heat is a wise move - especially if your oil heating is inefficient or old.
OIL TO GAS CONDENSING BOILER CONVERSION
It makes sense to convert from oil heat to gas heat. And to convert from an oil boiler to a condensing gas boiler is an important decision if your goal is to have a highly efficient gas boiler as well as having a boiler that saves space; if a wall mounted version is chosen. We install many types of boilers and a condensing gas boiler may suit you best when making the conversion from fuel oil. Feel free to call or email us to contact you. We will be happy to assist you with the choices available for your unique circumstance.
No matter what everyone says about oil and gas being commodities and is subject to price fluctuations, and that oil is just temporarily more expensive than natural gas, bottom line is... the charts do not lie. World oil availablity is on a decline.
These charts show the accuracy of Hubbert Peak Oil Curve. First used in 1956 to predict United States oil production, the Hubbert Peak Oil Curve is as accurate today as it was back then.
Above right show 2004 U. S. government predictions for oil production other than in Opec and the former Soviet Union.
With peak oil having plateaued around years 1997 to 2007, world oil reserves are now in a steady decline. What use to cost one barrel of oil to mine fifty barrels of oil... now costs one barrel of oil to mine only five barrels of oil. Combine today's more expensive mining of oil and increased global use, and what you have is an inevitable trend of higher and higher oil prices.
The chart on the bottom right shows the average price for New Jersey liquid petroleum gas. LP Gas or propane is only slightly cheaper than the high price of fuel oil but carries less Btu to produce heat than oil.. If you are using propane or oil, either way you are a victim of the high cost of heating. Maybe it is time to convert to natural gas or fuel-less heating. If you keep using oil or propane think of the money that you will be burning for the next ten, fifteen years rather than having it go toward vacations, education, savings, etc. Staying with propane gas or fuel oil heat will cost you more in the long run than ever.
At Handy Men of America Inc, we want you to make an informed decision when it comes to converting heat from one fuel source to another. We also install and maintain Fuel-less heating based on Clean Renewable Green Energy.