How to switch from oil to natural gas heating

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Benefits of natural gas

  • 1. Affordable - It is one of the most cost-effective fuels on the market.
  • 2. Cleaner - It produces 20% less CO2 than oil making it a more sustainable choice for the environment.*
  • 3. Convenient - It can’t be matched for speed and reliability, heating your home significantly faster than electricity.
  • 4. Reliable - A constant supply is piped directly to your home, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so you don’t need to spend time placing orders or relighting your boiler when the oil runs out.
  • 5. Versatile - It’s the most versatile of all fuels and compatible with a large range of modern appliances including fires, cookers and tumble dryers, along with providing hot water and heating.
  • 6. Quick installation - Typically boiler replacement work will be completed by a registered gas installer within one working day.

*SEAI 2020

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The process of changing your heating system from oil to natural gas

There are three easy steps for changing your home heating from oil to natural gas. If your address can connect to natural gas and you have paid to connect, you can then have a Registered Gas Installer to complete the agreed internal work on your house. The work will follow the process below.

Step 1Heating System - External

  • Disconnect your existing heating system from the oil boiler
  • Disconnect the fuel supply (heating oil).

Step 2Equipment Removal

  • Oil boiler is taken out allowing space for gas boiler to be connected.
  • Oil tank also removed safely.

Step 3Select a suitable location for your new gas boiler

a. Internal

Locate gas boiler in kitchen or utility room with flue to outside.

b. External

Locate gas boiler outdoors in custom weatherproof casing. This can be wall mounted or within a free-standing enclosure.

c. Garage or shed

Replace outdoor boiler in garage or shed location.

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