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Oil change

It may cost a lot up front, but as prices rise, more are considering switching to gas heat

Steve McLeish of Norwood is converting from oil to gas heat. The average winter gas heating bill in Massachusetts is $1,593. The average winter oil tank heating bill is $2,345. (Robert E. Klein Photo for The Boston Globe) Steve McLeish of Norwood is converting from oil to gas heat. The average winter gas heating bill in Massachusetts is $1,593. The average winter oil tank heating bill is $2,345.
By Erin Ailworth
Globe Staff / August 24, 2008

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Oil to gas? There's no easy answer to the conversion conundrum, according to a top state energy official, but with heating oil at historically high prices, an increasing number of Massachusetts homeowners with oil tanks in their basements are pondering the switch. (Full article: 1043 words)

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