Switch from heating oil makes for better choice

Fuel oil leaks have done considerable damage recently

Re: Oil in the watershed (News, Nov. 23)

Fuel oil leaks have done considerable damage recently, but that damage will seem trivial if an earthquake knocks over hundreds of tanks one day in the future.

While many streets are not serviced by gas, it seems odd to me that there are still oil furnaces where gas is available.

A new tank every 15 years or so costs about $1,600, and then we are still at risk of it failing.

My decision was easy. Thanks to incentive grants, for about double the cost of a new tank, I received a new gas furnace and a line to the house.

In the two  years I have had natural gas heat, the fuel cost savings have more than paid for the cost difference between a new oil tank and a new gas furnace.

Rein Nienaber

Saanich

 

 

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