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Convert to Natural Gas Heat!

Welcome to switchfromoiltogasheatmaine, your resource to learn about making the switch from oil to gas to heat your home or business. Natural gas is clean, affordable, domestic and now easier than ever to switch to. In Maine, Unitil and Maine Natural Gas are utility providers that are expanding and improving their gas lines. Natural gas is a cleaner, less expensive fuel option for heating in Maine.

Unitil explains on their website: “In 2011 Unitil embarked on one of the largest, most aggressive capital improvement projects in Company history: the replacement and/or upgrading of over 100 miles of natural gas pipeline throughout Portland and Westbrook, Maine. The pipeline replacement project will modernize the gas system Unitil inherited from Northern Utilities and allow the system to meet the growing demand for natural gas in Maine. “ Read more about the Sure Project here.

As a homeowner, converting from oil heat to natural gas can cut your annual fuel cost in half. Your average savings could be $1,500 a year—and that adds up. With natural gas piped to your home, you'll use only what you need and you won't have to worry about fuel storage, fuel pre-payments, or deliveries.

Find out if you have natural gas in your area by using Unitil’s Gas Availability Tool here.

Find out if you have natural gas in your area by using Unitil’s Gas Availability Tool here. Unitil Gas availability tool.

In addition, Maine Natural Gas has built and continues to expand systems in Bath, West Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, Windham, Gorham, Bowdoin, Freeport, Pownal and Augusta. Find more information about their service territory here.

When switching to gas heat, you’ll need to make a change in your heating equipment. That means either adding a conversion burner if you have a newer oil system or replacing your entire heating system with an efficient, modern natural gas burning system. By default, new efficient modulating gas boilers, like the Buderus GB 142 or a Prestige Excellence Triangle Tube boiler use less energy to run than an oil boiler. You’ll save on energy, (fuel costs) and the cost of the fuel itself, making it a win win situation.

Mainers can qualify for zero down financing through efficiency Maine when choosing to switch from oil to gas heat. Pace Loans allow Mainers to upgrade their heating system to lower their energy bills. Make low monthly payments and offset the cost of your loan through the energy savings!

Why we’re different.

• Pine State’s employs quality technicians that are professional, licensed and experts at what they do. Our installation team consists of 7 full time technicians that have each been with our company for at least 5 years, the longest with us for 13 years!. In an industry that has high turnover, we’re proud of our installation team, how they work together and how they treat each customer like our only customer.

• We train our techs in house. Weekly meetings, trainings and continuing manufacture education are all important to our company. We want our techs learning from our licensed master tradesmen. Not from field experience in your home.

• Quality. Our team is uniformed, educated, prepared and ready to serve with a strong work ethic. Customer service is a high priority to us. We use the highest professional grade products and ensure our work with a strong warranty. The job isn’t complete until we’re proud to put our name on it.

• We’ll leave the work space cleaner than we found it. No debris will be left behind. Pipes will be labeled, valves identified for future use. The installation of your new heating system will be smooth, easy and give you peace of mind. We want you to refer us to your friends and we work hard to earn that referral.

• We have an outstanding service department, available 24/7, 365 days a year with at least 2 technicians on call every day. We don’t use an answering service and we always have a company manager on call to answer your emergency. We’re there when you need us most. Our service department offers a 2 year warranty on labor and parts. You deserve full satisfaction with our products and services or we will redo the repair for FREE.

• We are your partner for life. Making the decision to install a new heating system is a big one. You need to feel secure in the company you will hire. How long have they been in business? Do they have the proper licensing? Do they have real testimonials or customers you can reference? Are they professional and how is their customer service? Will they be around if something happens a year later? Are they there for me even in the middle of the night? We employ you to do your homework. We welcome any and all questions, so please send them our way.
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If you are thinking about converting to gas, call Pine State, and experience for yourself why we stand apart. Why wait?

Our Install team can convert your home or business to gas heat in no time.

We provide heating emergency service, installation and maintenance work for residents and commercial businesses in Southern, Maine.


• Heating Repair
• Furnace, Boiler Preventative Maintenance
• Gas Conversions
• Energy Efficiency Upgrades
• Conversion Fuel Saving Estimates
• Gas Efficient Heating Systems
• Propane Efficient Heating Systems
• Oil Efficient Heating Systems and conversion burners
• Venting, piping, leak detection services
• HVAC Services and Installations
• Heat Pump Installations and Service
• Solar Thermal Systems
• Radiant Floor or Panel Heating
• Water Heater Installations and Service including On-Demand Water Heaters
• Air Conditioning Services
• Plumbing and Sewer Services
• Bathroom Remodeling Services