Natural gas is the right fuel choice for a clean, safe and affordable future.
It's not only one of the most efficient, environmentally friendly energy sources available today, it ensures convenient, worry-free and year-round comfort for your family or business. Natural gas is a popular energy choice in areas where it is available.
Benefits of Natural Gas
Natural gas is a clean-burning energy source that is better for your home, business, and the environment. There is an abundant supply of domestic natural gas — making winters more comfortable for generations to come.
Systems that use natural gas offer more reliability and require less maintenance than oil, with no need to monitor fuel tanks and schedule deliveries. No need to worry about running low or scheduling deliveries.
No need to purchase a new heating system — a gas conversion burner allows you to switch from oil to natural gas by replacing only the oil burner on your current boiler or furnace. We offer rental conversion burners through our EasyCare program.
Frequently Asked Questions
If gas is not available, can I pay to extend the gas main to my house?
Depending on your specific location, it may be possible to extend the gas main. For many potential customers, if your home is located less than 100 feet from a natural gas main and you intend to use natural gas to heat your home, installation of a natural gas service line from the street to your home could be free (some restrictions may apply). Call us directly at 1-888-486-4845 — we can help determine if natural gas is available for you.
I have a gas stove or other gas-powered appliance. Can I heat my home with natural gas, too?
What is a conversion burner?
A gas conversion burner allows you to switch from oil to natural gas by replacing only the oil burner on your current furnace or boiler. We offer rental conversion burners through our EasyCare Program — it's the easiest, fastest and most inexpensive way to replace or upgrade your existing oil furnace or boiler. Every rental comes with 24-hour service, seven days a week so you'll always have worry-free peace of mind.
Contact your local residential gas representative at 1-888-301-7700 to schedule an appointment. We’ll come out to examine your heating system and let you know if you're eligible for a conversion burner.
Will natural gas always be cheaper than oil?
We anticipate natural gas will be cheaper than oil or propane as a home heating source for many years. Of course, the energy markets are always shifting and we cannot guarantee natural gas will always be less expensive than other sources.
Is natural gas safe?
Natural gas is a safe, affordable, convenient, reliable, versatile and clean-burning source of energy when used correctly in equipment that is properly installed and maintained. View our natural gas safety page for more information.
If your home is located less than 100 feet from a natural gas main and you intend to use natural gas to heat your home...
Installation of a natural gas service line from the street to your home is FREE! (some restrictions may apply)
Not sure if your address qualifies?
What is the process for switching?
Welcoming a clean, affordable and reliable energy source into your home can be done in a few easy steps. Take pride in making the cleaner, more cost effective choice with natural gas. Call Unitil at 1-888-4-UNITIL today to learn more.
Is gas available at your address?
Enter your address into our gas availability map to see if gas service is already available nearby.