replace from oil to gas heating

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We are thinking about buying a new home that needs renovations. One of them is the oil heating system, we are trying to figure out if its worth the repairs. 

How much does it cost to change from Oil heating to gas heating?

Are there any links/websites?

 

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Dude, you need to get a few contractors to come out and give you estimates on all of this work that you want to do. Nobody here knows what it costs. Perhaps someone could recommend a good contractor in your area. Where is the house?

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My landlord mentioned potentially getting rid of the oil heating in our house, but he says if he does it, he's going to put in a heat pump.

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14 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

Dude, you need to get a few contractors to come out and give you estimates on all of this work that you want to do. Nobody here know what it costs. Perhaps someone could recommend a good contractor in your area. Where is the house?

House is near Boeblingen, Baden-Württemberg

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4 minutes ago, Ahme said:

House is near Boeblingen, Baden-Württemberg

 

Probably the most important factor, is gas available in the location? Typically oil heating is installed in areas where there was no gas supply so a heat pump might be your only alternative.

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Getting a heat pump system for a house already built was at least until a few years ago (when I checked it out) stupidly expensive - terrible ROI. I’d be pleasantly surprised if that has changed. Of course, if everything is being redone down to the foundations it may make sense, or, obviously, if gas is not an option. 

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6 minutes ago, keith2011 said:

 

Probably the most important factor, is gas available in the location? Typically oil heating is installed in areas where there was no gas supply so a heat pump might be your only alternative.

There is a gas supply in the area.

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12 minutes ago, Ahme said:

There is a gas supply in the area.

Is it already piped into the property? If yes then switching from oil may not be too bigger problem, if no then could be much more expensive. As others have said, you will need to get some estimates before you can work out what the ROI will be for switching to the lower cost fuel.

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9 minutes ago, keith2011 said:

Is it already piped into the property? If yes then switching from oil may not be too bigger problem, if no then could be much more expensive. As others have said, you will need to get some estimates before you can work out what the ROI will be for switching to the lower cost fuel.

i dont think its piped into the property, however they told us there is a gas line.

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It could cost anywhere from 5000-8000 to have the gas line connected. Neighbor just did it and it cost them 8000 and they were just 10 meters (!) away from the connection. They will break the road and sidewalk open to reach the connection (Germany - where every time you upgrade something involves breaking concrete), then they bring a digger to make a trench to lay the gas line, then drill a hole into the basement, etc. 

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Ask your local Stadtwerke how much it would cost to get your house connected.  We only paid 500 € because there was a special in our Verbandsgemeinde. They had to dig up 10+ m of driveway. Still didn't cost us any more.  

 

A heatpump needs quite a large heater surface or underfloor heating to work well.  Our radiators are too small so we would have had to replace them all.  

We went for a combined gas Brennwert + heatpump (air to water). 

 

There is also funding for installing a heating system based on renewables. Up to 45(?)% with a cap of 60k € investments. The % depend on the setup you have and what you are getting.  E.g if your oil heater is less than 30 years old, you can get an additional 10%. Check out the bafa.de website. 

There is also the possibility to get a mortgage from kfw for rather low interest rates,  depending on what you are getting/planning on doing.  

 

Three price range is huge. How big a house? What is your energy rating etc. 

 

Best is to discuss it with a plumber you trust (ideally someone that comes highly recommended). You will also need an Energieberater for  hydraulischer Abgleich (no idea what that is in English) and to file the paperwork for you. 

 

Achtung: the grant/funding has to be requested before you start any of the work! 

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Going from oil to gas will cost you anything from 10k to 20k.

 

But you have to consider as well that heating with oil has been consistently cheaper for the past 8 - 10 years.  We've been waiting for 13 years to replace our oil heater with something else, probably gas, but the low oil price make it a difficult decision.   Things may change soon because they just introduced an additional tax to punish us, the ones who do not want to upgrade, but it seems that even after that it will still be considerable cheaper.

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1 hour ago, MikeMelga said:

Careful, there is no future in gas or oil:

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-9591201/Ban-gas-boilers-2025-net-zero-heat-homes.html

 

First they ban selling new ones. Then they will likely raise prices and maintenance will be a nightmare. Go full electric, go for the heat pump.

 

Telling someone just put a heat pump, so Mike ... like it is so easy, there are many variables involved.  Like, the house it is already build, so the upgrade it is not simple and it might be complicated or very complicated or extremely complicated.   Then you have to consider the size of the yard.  And the insulation of the house (heat pumps work very bad when the house has poor insulation).  And the most probably lack of floor heating.  

 

The 2025 ban on gas boilers will be for NEW houses.  If there is one.

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3 hours ago, Krieg said:

The 2025 ban on gas boilers will be for NEW houses.  If there is one.

Who will maintain it and with which parts in 2035 or 2040?

Also, as @wien4ever mentioned, connecting the gas line could be quite costly.

Not saying it will work for all cases, but it must be considered as a future-proof solution.

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10 hours ago, MikeMelga said:

Who will maintain it and with which parts in 2035 or 2040?

Also, as @wien4ever mentioned, connecting the gas line could be quite costly.

Not saying it will work for all cases, but it must be considered as a future-proof solution.

 

So, you really think that no one will maintain the existing millions and millions of gas boilers.  Come on Mike, lately you are disappointing me so much.

 

Maybe if we speak EV you will get it.  You are saying that because of the potential ICE ban for NEW cars no one will maintain the existing ICEs in the market and they won't make spare parts anymore. 

 

You are turning into a Google Warrior talking about subjects you have zero clue.

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But couldn't one convert a heat pump (electric) into solar at some point? Maybe that's what Mike is on about. :)

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