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Converting from Oil to Gas: Equipment Efficiency
One of the most common questions we get about converting from oil to gas is, "What will the efficiency of the equipment be when you change fuels?" There is no efficiency change because the equipment is designed to use a percentage of the BTUs from burning a fossil fuel for heat and the rest is used to keep the flue temperature up so the vent will get rid of any unusable or toxic vapors. If the equipment is designed to run at 80% on oil it will be 80% on natural gas or propane. Sorry, no magic jump happens when you switch fuels.
Fuel costs & the amount needed to get the same number of BTUs to heat your house will change depending on the fuel type. But that's a discussion for another time.
Carbon Monoxide Levels - How Much Is Too Much?
Carbon monoxide or CO is a colorless, odorless & tasteless gas. Due to this, it is very hard to detect the presence of CO in your environment. It is, however, imperative that the CO levels in your home are carefully monitored. Even at relatively low levels, CO is poisonous because it rapidly accumulates in the blood thereby depleting its ability to carry oxygen. Extreme cases of CO poisoning result in death.
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