Many NY Homeowners Switching to Nat Gas Heat
$5,000 to $8,000 for a new natural gas boiler; higher price, higher efficiency.
$500 to convert from propane to natural gas, with minimal piping modifications.
The price of warmth: Projected household expenditures in the Northeast for winter heating fuels in 2011-12, and change from 2010-12:
MP: Here's yet another example of the many positive benefits of the shale gas revolution: consumers are saving money by switching to clean, high-efficiency natural gas (and most are probably switching "naturally," without any special energy tax credits, rebates, etc.), and heating companies are getting business installing new natural gas furnaces, boilers and burners.