Oil Boiler Installation

I need to replace my oil furnace ASAP. Any recommendations for local installers/plumbers/contractors? 


I’ve heard good things about Gateway, however I think they may have changed their name.


I think Gateway/Toro mainly does gas installations?

We used Woolley and were very happy with the job they did.  They are never the cheapest option, but even the town inspector commented on how well the installation was done.


I am one of the two owners/brothers of Gateway-turned-Toro and I recommend Woolley for oil installations. 


I use Anthony Masi (Amasi Plumbing - 973-444-2122) 

Highly recommend!


Another vote for Woolley. I didn't love them for service or oil delivery, but they are the best for installation.


Not sure if you have considered switching to natural gas, probably more expensive(a couple thousand more?) than just replacing the oil furnace, but you get out from under needing to have oil delivered.  

Regards,

RCH


rch2330 said:

Not sure if you have considered switching to natural gas, probably more expensive(a couple thousand more?) than just replacing the oil furnace, but you get out from under needing to have oil delivered.  

Regards,

RCH

 Agreed.  10 plus years ago Gateway recommended a conversion to Gas when we had an oil tank issue.  Was one of the best decisions we made.


sportsnut said:

rch2330 said:

Not sure if you have considered switching to natural gas, probably more expensive(a couple thousand more?) than just replacing the oil furnace, but you get out from under needing to have oil delivered.  

Regards,

RCH

 Agreed.  10 plus years ago Gateway recommended a conversion to Gas when we had an oil tank issue.  Was one of the best decisions we made.

I did it in my South Orange house, and it saved me a bundle, even counting in the gas pipes that had to be put in. I used Falcon Plumbing in Bloomfield. He was a true professional, but that was probably 15 years ago. He still has a good rating it appears.  

https://www.falconplumbingandheating.com/


Moved into our place in ‘99. The boiler had already been converted to gas.


Leaky oil tank found prior to closing. Sellers, realtor and we participated in funding the cleanup and did the deal.

No-brainer to convert. Our gas bill has gone down in 21 years.

We need to move from fossil fuels, but gas is cleaner for the environment and for the actual house. Look it up.


One word of caution that most probably know, if you have an oil tank in the yard underground, and you have tank insurance, the insurance policy is written so that you can not convert to gas without voiding the coverage. 

So, when our furnace went out several years ago, but the tank was still in the ground, we converted to an oil furnace that could also be fueled by gas. Installed an oil tank in the basement.  Had the underground oil tank dug up in the spring, dealt with the fall out of that, and can convert to gas whenever. 

If you have an underground tank, replacing the furnace with a gas one, will void the tank protection insurance policy - that's just important to know. 

 


Just did this a few weeks ago with Petro. We had an oil furnace and converted to gas. Yes  we have been customers of them for years. They, along with PSE&G and a smaller company gave us estimates of both, continuing with oil or converting. They all said the same thing, yes the conversion is more expensive but it is an important factor to future buyers of your home that your home is gas with no oil tank, and only increases the value of your home. 
Also, Petro had great options with payment plans. Best of luck!


finnegan said:

One word of caution that most probably know, if you have an oil tank in the yard underground, and you have tank insurance, the insurance policy is written so that you can not convert to gas without voiding the coverage. 

So, when our furnace went out several years ago, but the tank was still in the ground, we converted to an oil furnace that could also be fueled by gas. Installed an oil tank in the basement.  Had the underground oil tank dug up in the spring, dealt with the fall out of that, and can convert to gas whenever. 

If you have an underground tank, replacing the furnace with a gas one, will void the tank protection insurance policy - that's just important to know. 

 

That is a good point.  My experience was that we had a tank with pin holes that were discovered after the tank was pulled.  We had a clause in our insurance that said a "voluntary" tank pull wouldn't be covered - the implication was that if you pulled the tank to convert to gas any leak damage wouldn't be covered unless you agreed to put another oil tank in the house.

I didn't like the sound of that and called my attorney, who said that clause wouldn't stand up in court.  I called the tank insurance company to submit my claim and they asked what size tank I wanted in the house and whether I had a spot picked out already.  I explained that I was switching to gas and they informed me that it wouldn't be covered under the policy.  I gave them the name of my attorney and the advice he had given me and miraculously they paid the claim including remediation.




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