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Converting electric heating to gas heating

pnm2
pnm2 Member Posts: 38
Is it possible to convert electric heating to gas heating?

What is the range of what this could cost for a 3 story house in Northern NJ?

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  • GGross
    GGross Member Posts: 119
    you can convert from electric to gas, gas to electric, gas to oil, oil to solar. How much money this will cost depends on a lot of factors, what type of emitters you have, and the condition of those emitters.

    You aren't going to find anyone estimating your costs on this forum as it is not allowed to discuss pricing, but if you look at the contractor locator you can possibly find someone in your area to give you an estimate
    pnm2
  • pnm2
    pnm2 Member Posts: 38
    Thank you. My apologies, I was not aware that discussing pricing was not allowed. I will check out the contractor locator.
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 2,549
    Hi, Just curious, what's motivating you to look into this change?

    Yours, Larry
  • MaxMercy
    MaxMercy Member Posts: 291

    Hi, Just curious, what's motivating you to look into this change?

    Yours, Larry

    A question no one in Connecticut asks... :p
  • MaxMercy
    MaxMercy Member Posts: 291
    pnm2 said:

    Is it possible to convert electric heating to gas heating?

    Sure, anything is possible, but if your electric heating is from individual baseboard room radiators, then your house essentially has no heating system to convert. In other words, you'll have to add a complete heating system from soup to nuts. If the house somehow already has central A/C, then adding a gas furnace to this shouldn't be too difficult as long as the ducting was well designed

    If the house only has electric baseboard heat and no A/C ducting, that means that either air ducting or hot water piping will need to be added. Retrofitting such a system into a home that never had any is very labor intensive unless the home is older and is being gutted for remodeling anyway. Adding air ducting means that you can also add A/C a lot easier as opposed to a strictly heating hydronic system.

    Now, if you have the odd electric boiler with hydronic heating already in place, then replacing the electric boiler with a gas or oil boiler is fairly straight forward.