NJ Contractor Registration No. 13VH04670800 - Joseph Routis, General Manager
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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.
Let us help you convert from fuel oil to gas heat effectively as well as efficiently. Our oil to gas heat conversions allows you to make the transition affordably and head ache free. We guarantee our oil to gas conversions for a period of three years which include labor and materials. A free annual preventative maintenance also comes with our oil to gas heat conversion.
When it comes to conversions from oil, propane to fuelless heat we make sure it is up to your expectations. We will be happy to consult with you when it comes to Green Renewal Energy such as with fuelless heating. Consult with us also when you are considering high efficiency air conditioning.
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
WHY CONVERT FROM OIL HEAT to GAS HEAT
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CONVERTING FROM OIL FURNACE TO GAS FURNACE WITH AIR CONDITIONING
Converting an oil furnace with central air conditioning to one that uses natural gas is a good way to save even more money in the long run if you are also converting an older AC unit to a more efficient one. The savings from electricity usage and from the fuel conversion will pay for the installation in a short period of time. This is also a good time to make sure that the current duct work is thoroughly cleaned and any deficiencies corrected.
Oil to gas furnace with AC conversions are long term investments that provide comfort and save money. Having it done properly is the way to go about.
If your central air conditioning is with an oil furnace and uses the oil furnace blower as an air handler for cooling during the summer, a conversion from an oil furnace to gas furnace is the best way to go. Just remember that gas furnace replacement or conversions from oil to gas now require a high efficiency gas furnace. High efficiency gas furnaces due to most of the fuel being burnt, its exhaust is cooler and therefore requires its own separate exhaust piping that can handle the condensation. This condensation has to drip back into the unit and is then channeled so that it can be drained as waste water into the sewer system.
CONVERTING FROM OIL, NATURAL OR PROPANE GAS TO FUEL-LESS HEATING
If you have a home that is not equipped with central air, fuelless heating is the way to convert especially if you are an oil or propane gas user. Propane has the added expense of being shipped and stored and then shipped again to the customer's location creating prices that range from being slightly cheaper that fuel oil to one that is more expensive than fuel oil.
Fuel-less air conditioning systems typically provide heat from the source air outside or underground via geothermal heating. Geothermal heating is considered the greenest of the green when it comes to Green Renewable Energy. Its efficiency can approach nearly 600%, while air source fuelless heating systems approach close to 400% in efficiency. They can come as mini split ductless ac systems or with chilled and hot water for cooling and heating to an air conditioned space. These mini split ductless ac systems allow conversions to fuelless heating along with high efficiency cooling; something to consider when a conventional ducted air conditioning system would cause a lot of disruption and added expense to install. Other fuelless heating systems are of the chiller type where hot water for heating and/or chilled water is piped in and distributed via ductwork or baseboard and radiant heating. Either system may be suitable for you depending on your needs and house structure. Come and talk to us about Fuel-less heating and high efficiency air conditioning.
We are NATE Certified on oil and gas installation and service, Energy Efficiency Tech Certified, Indoor Air Quality Certified, Lead Safe RRP Certified, and Mold Removal and Remediation Certified. We also a licensed plumber contractor in the State of New Jersey. We offer one stop quality home improvement along with affordable expert HVAC.
There is good news and bad news about the price of oil and gas heat. First the good news, the low price of natural gas is here to stay for a while. The bad news is that oil price will continue to rise and propane may follow suit until it eventually tapers off.
Looking at the above left chart we see natural gas and oil as commodities mimicking each other's price increase and price decline as dictated by supply and demand. Then something happened when the mirrored price increases and declines of natural gas and oil de-coupled from each other.
This divergence in price is caused by a blessing in disguise for America as a nation; cheap plentiful natural gas that was previously un-accessible before the advancement in Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking). We are now at the very beginning of America's second industrialization.
Below, Handymen of America gives you its un-bias take on what this could mean to heating fuel costs.
Hydraulic Fracturing of natural gas or fracking for short is going to help revolutionize America's second industrial dominance. It will bring worldwide investments to America in order to take advantage of the plentiful and low price of energy (natural gas) as feedstock. This in turn will bring back jobs as America becomes a manufacturing base for other nations.
Your help in making America quickly realize this second industrial dominance can be done this way: just by converting from oil to gas heat, and by weatherizing your homes and businesses. If foreign investments are planning to make their way to America to take advantage of the low cost of natural gas, so should you. Your conversion from oil to gas and Weatherization can dramatically help change our economic landscape.
America cannot compete with low wage countries. You have seen American manufacturing deteriorate to almost a point of no return. But there is a way to turn the tide, all you have to do is convert from oil to gas heat and weatherize. The reason for this is simple, no human labor, no matter how cheap it is, will be able to compete economically with machines that run on low cost energy.
Weatherization alone could save as much as 35% or more of the energy being wasted in a typical home. Heat escapes via the chimney effect and poor insulation. This is a lot of energy and money wasted. Not converting to an economical and plentiful fuel derived right here in America also wastes money. Weatherization saves on cooling costs too.
When machinery is run on low cost and plentiful energy, America will have the tool to compete against cheap labor.
This will in turn enable cheaper mining of raw materials plus lower transportation costs to facilitate the manufacturing of more competitive products. The money saved rather than being wasted on foreign oil will inject more money into our economy, thus further accelerating the process to industrial dominance. Think of the implications that this will make for your children and grandchildren from simple decisions such as these. Conversions from oil to gas heat and Weatherization done today will help brighten America's future and improve your finances as well.
If you need further assistance on this matter, we are certified on Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Tech. We are also NATE Certified on Oil & Gas Furnace installation and service.
Energy Efficiency Tech Certified & Indoor Air Quality Certified
NJ Conversion from Oil Heat to Gas
WHY CONVERT FROM OIL TO GAS
Before we begin we want to mention that Handy Men of America Inc. is a not affiliated neither with any oil nor with any gas company.
If you are contemplating on converting oil heat to gas heat now is the time. There is a saying in Wall Street that "The Trend is your Friend". The trends in oil price has been up and if this saying goes true then expect to pay higher and higher prices for fuel oil heat. It is the opposite with gas, bouncing off the bottom for several years with stability in price.
The reason oil will go up is twofold: Oil production has reached its peak around 2007 when it arrived at a point in time when the maximum rate of petroleum extraction had been reached. What this means is that the rate of production is now expected to enter into terminal decline. This diminished oil output is then further exacerbated by the growing world energy demands from other nations such as China and India, putting added pressure on the price of oil. Take a look at the oil chart below, what was discovered in the past is not going to be near what will be discovered in the future and oil production has been relentless in mining what is left.
Although the United States is reaping the benefits of an energy boom created by new drilling technologies that have unlocked vast domestic oil and natural gas reserves, China has just passed us in December, 2012 to become the world leading importer of oil -- the first time in nearly forty years that the U.S. did not have that dubious distinction.
What this means is that if you are a fuel oil user, you will be in competition with China and other nations whose oil consumption appetite is getting bigger. That is one of the reasons why it best to convert from fuel oil heat to gas (natural) heat, and there are many other reasons. Of course there will be times when fuel oil prices will drop, but these fluctuations in price will just be temporary since the underlying dynamics of Peak Oil along with higher world demand is not going away.
Natural gas on the other hand will remain plentiful and should stay low in price for a while. This because the infrastructure to ship gas outside of the United States hasn't been built yet. And for this reason alone making the conversion from oil heat to gas heat makes sense. Natural gas will be plentiful as well as cheap until demand catches up with supply. It will take many more years for the investment community to build the infrastructure for factories and power plants to run on natural gas, to convert vehicles and machinery from oil to natural gas, the exporting of Liquefied Natural Gas, etc. In order to put a dent on the available natural gas stock, you would have to slow down the process of the current gas boom in America to increase the price of natural gas.
Low natural gas prices are here to stay for a while. That is why now is the time to convert from using fuel oil heat to gas heat. This will allow the savings from switching oil heat to gas heat to pay for the conversion itself in a relatively short period of time. With fuel oil at more than twice the price of natural gas, making the conversion from oil to gas is a viable solution in the high price of heating. The sooner you convert from oil to gas, the quicker money is saved rather than being burnt unnecessarily. If you tally how much energy is being wasted every year it is in the billions of dollars. This is wasted money that could add lubrication to our economy; people instead burn it needlessly rather than make the fuel conversion from oil to gas heat.
WE CONVERT OIL BURNERS, OIL BOILERS, OIL FURNACES TO GAS
When it comes to converting heating fuel from one source to another, we take care of everything for you. This could include making the arrangement and coordinating with your utility company to install new gas lines. Incidentally this gas line installation that they may have to dig the street for to make the connection to your home or business may be done free of charge.
Our plumbing department then installs the gas piping from the proposed meter location to where the heating equipment may be. Donít wait until your oil burner, oil boiler, or oil furnace requires emergency replacement in the middle of winter. It would be too late to make the conversion from oil to gas heat by then. Making this mistake will cost you to burn more money year after year, as this mistake will make you justify keeping this new oil burning equipment for a longer period of time.
The reason to convert is simple: to take advantage of the plentiful and lower price of natural gas. Recently, the price difference between fuel oil and natural gas is that oil is two to almost three times higher than the price of gas. The large difference in energy price between oil and gas allows a conversion from oil to gas heat to completely pay for itself in a relatively short period of time.
Handymen of America believes that the price of natural gas will continue to remain cheaper that fuel oil, now and at least into the near future. The reason that natural gas will remain cheaper than oil is that, vast oil reserves like that of the Marcellus Shale that stretches from below New York State to the State of Virginia and other areas of the United States will continue to produce plenty of natural gas for many years to come unlike oil which reached its peak several years ago. A new development in hydraulic fracturing technology has brought this about. And it will take many more years to develop the demand such as with the ability to liquefy natural gas for overseas shipment, and to build the domestic and foreign investments infrastructure in manufacturing that can utilize natural gas as feedstock to match the supply.
Natural gas is around fourteen dollars in England as oppose to as low as two dollars here in America. If these large corporations are willing to make huge investments just to relocate their factories here in America so that they can take advantage of the lower cost of natural gas, then so should you by converting now from oil heat to gas heat. It is easier for you to start taking advantage of the low price of natural gas compared to fuel oil. Why continue wasting money on fuel oil when you could now be saving at least half of the energy costs by converting from oil heat to gas heat?
Converting from oil to gas heat should be done when you are not pressed for it, not when you need to heat your home at the same time. Oil to gas Heat conversions are best done during off season, in early spring and late summer for example. This is because if you wait to convert from oil to gas in the fall, you will be entering at the start of the heating season when other people are also preparing for the approaching cold weather and therefore may not get the best price for an installation. Late spring and early summer is air conditioning season and may not also be the best time to make the conversion.
At Handymen of America, we can convert oil boilers to gas boilers of different types. If you currently have an oil boiler that uses hot water to circulate heat, we can convert it to a gas floor standing boiler or a space saving high efficiency gas condensing wall mounted boiler. Conversions of just the burner alone from oil to natural gas should be avoided unless the heating equipment is fairly new and is of the large commercial variety. Heating equipment that will only have its burner converted from one fuel to another should also be thoroughly cleaned, especially if converting from a dirty fuel like oil to a more cleanly burning fuel like natural gas. If an oil furnace is being converted to natural gas, new requirements to utilize a high efficiency gas furnace changes the way the exhaust is handled. If the chimney was previously shared with another combustion appliance, the new high efficiency gas furnace replacement must now have its own exhaust piping in order to handle the cooler exhaust that has condensation along with it.
Above photos are burners used exclusively for converting fuel oil to natural gas. When converting burners from one fuel source to another, several conditions have to be met:
1) Does the oil boiler have enough life left in it to justify burner conversion to natural gas?
2) Is the oil boiler clean enough so that a burner conversion can be accommodated without much added expense?
3) What is the condition of the chimney and flue pipes? Does the chimney need to be cleaned and re-lined?
4) Is there enough gas capacity to support an oil to gas burner conversion?
If these questions are properly addressed, then an oil boiler burner only conversion to natural gas can be easily accomplished without much fanfare. However if this is a residential unit, we recommend outright replacing the whole boiler unit rather than just the burner alone. We believe that it is more efficient and cost effective to go this route. However, for large commercial units -- a burner only replacement to convert from oil to gas makes sense especially if the boiler unit would cost a lot of money to replace completely.
For oil furnace to gas furnace burner only conversions, we do not recommend it. It is best to just replace the oil furnace unit with a high efficiency gas furnace. The money spent on re-lining the chimney, cleaning, and/or replacing the flue pipes is best spent on accommodating the cooler exhaust of a new high efficiency gas furnace. Besides, you do want the quickest payback when it comes to fuel conversions donít you? The higher the efficiency of an oil to gas conversion, the higher the payback in savings. An oil to gas conversion allows you to also upgrade to a space saving wall mount high efficiency gas boiler especially if you live or run your business in a flood zone area. This would be a good time too for an assessment of your current duct system if one is utilized.
There are many small improvements that can be made when converting from oil to gas; variable speed circulator pumps with zoning, boiler reset control that controls the temperature limit of a hot water boiler based on the outside temperature, plus other measures. When these small incremental improvements are combined with a high efficiency oil to gas conversion, energy savings are even greater while maintaining comfort.
Talk to us about converting from oil to gas. Stop burning money un-necessarily by letting it go up the chimney. Consider what the savings would be with an oil to gas conversion that is properly designed and installed correctly. And remember, the money saved continues well after the conversion equipment has already paid for itself.