By Jan Ellen Spiegel Thursday, November 21, 2013
Norwich - Paul Blanchard’s heating system is purring like a kitten. OK, a very large kitten.
But to him, it's the sound of music.
Before last winter that same system ran on oil. Now a new burner attached to his boiler runs on natural gas.
“It’s the best thing we ever did,” said the retired banker, who added that he didn’t miss the smell of the oil that inevitably dripped in his basement. And the $1,200 to $1,300 he typically paid for oil: “I paid less than half of that last year with natural gas,” he said.