Are you currently using an electric or oil heating system in your Lexington home? If so, you may be paying more in heating expenses than if you made the switch to natural gas heating. While a smart move for some, natural gas heating isn’t always the best move for every home or business owner.

Last year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projected that homes with natural gas heating paid less in heating expenses than those with electric or oil heating. The difference in annual expenses between gas and oil heating can be around $800, while the difference between natural gas and electric is around $300.

In some cases, home and business owners using electric or oil heating already have natural gas lines installed. In this case, switching to natural gas may be beneficial, especially if the current heating system is nearing the end of its service life. If existing natural gas lines are not in place, it can cost thousands to connect a home or business to a nearby gas main. If there is no main nearby, natural gas would not be an option.

The cost of installing a new gas furnace along with gas lines may be too expensive for some. But, those home and business owners are not stuck using inefficient heating options! Installing a heat pump system can produce energy savings while keeping homes and businesses comfortable. If the current heating equipment is in good shape, it may be smart to install a heat pump and use the existing heating systems as backup heat.

As you can see, there are many possible scenarios, and it can be hard to determine if switching to natural gas is the right move for you. If you have questions about switching to natural gas heat, contact the heating pros at Climate Control today. The NATE-certified technicians at Climate Control will inspect your existing heating equipment and review the options available.