They converted from oil to Natural Gas and saved over $20K a year.
Curwensville United Methodist Church Made the Switch From Oil to Natural Gas in 2008
The Curwensville United Methodist Church, nestled in the small town of Curwensville in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, has a storied history, dating back 200 years. Over those two centuries, its method of heating has gone through quite a few changes. But the savings they have seen from their recent conversion from oil to natural gas in the fall of 2008 could be their best change to date.
Not including the church’s parsonage, the Curwensville UMC used about 6,000 gallons of fuel oil a year, according to Louis Stubbs, UGI Utilities Sales Representative.
The church had a contract price for oil at $4.67 per gallon in 2008, so it cost them $28,020 annually to heat the church. Their bill now averages $5,710 annually with natural gas. They received a savings of 79.62%; an annual cost savings of $22,310.
The front of the church was built in the mid- to late-1800’s by one of the founders of the town, using sandstone that was manufactured there. The church’s heat source was coal back then, as it still is for many in Curwensville, which is near a strip mine that is still active.