what would be estimate to convert from electric heat to gas heat in pa?

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what would be estimate to convert from electric heat to gas heat in pa?

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Climate Control » Heating 

Thinking of buying a home in PA which has electric heating. Does anyone know how much it would cost to change to gas heating?.... This is a split level house that has 3 levels approx 2600 sq ft.

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Answer by homeowners

Are you talking about forced-air electric? Because in other situations it may be easier/less expensive to look for another house :)
Anyway,  it would be really difficult to put a price tag on a job like this without knowing details. For example, how will the gas be delivered? Natural gas or propane? Who will own the tank if it's hauled in? Is a pipe delivery feasible?

As far as the furnace itself, you're probably looking at a 60K BTU furnace (definitely check with a local vendor tho - PA is a large state and NW is much different from SE) . I would guestimate that if you are just replacing the electric air handler for a gas furnace, you're probably looking at a $3000 job (plus any piping work that needs to get done). But, as these projects tend to go, your contractors would probably reason with you (and they may have a point) that it's a great opportunity to install a heat pump and ACs are more efficient these days etc., etc. So, it may turn into a $8,000 - 10,000 job although some of the high-efficiency new equipment may be eligible for a tax credit.

In any event, make sure to collect two or three estimates from licensed and certified local contractors. Having comparable quotations will make the cost picture much more clear.

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Thanks for your reply.

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