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Judy Hendric…, Home Buyer in Davenport, IA

The home I am interested in purchasing is all gas, which I hate.Is there a company in the area that could?

Asked by Judy Hendricks, Davenport, IA Tue Oct 30, 2007

convert it to electric and how expensive would that be to do?

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In my locality electric is the main use. If required I can get details on conversion from gas to electricity
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 7, 2014
This will require getting an electrician to probably update your electrical service..This can cost between $500 to $2500 depending on the amount of work from the power coming in, to updating the service such as from 150 to a 200 AMP panel. Then, there are the considerations to bring it up to code.

By all means, do not remove all the gas...alot of folks still like to cook with gas
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 31, 2007
Other considerations are exactly what you are converting. Is it just the stove and dryer? Are you talking heat too?

Then it depends on the amount of electrical service you are receiving from the pole. If you need to upgrade your service, it will cost more.

I find it amazing the scope of questions that are asked. I would like to point out, we as agents get asked these types of questions all the time, and the safe default answer that comes from the attorney world is. It depends.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 31, 2007
Ah, I can't tell you how many times I would like to just have a "Guess-timate" about whatever large project I am working on at home. Unfortunately when it comes to contracting and all that technical stuff, you really do need someone to measure and take a look at your place.

It is so easy to do but we hate to do it because of schedulling etc. and of course effort. So most of this is about myself except this small part: Call a contractor, have them come out for an estimate, most are free! Then you can have a really good idea of the cost it will be to you and whether or not it is worth it for you and your family to make the change.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 30, 2007
Hello Judy. Depending on where you are located, sometimes home owners prefer gas over electric mostly because the electric rates may be higher than gas rates.

How expensive it would be to convert to electric will depend on whether you have a 1 or 2-story home and whether you have a slab foundation or a crawl space. If you have a crawl space, the cost will most likely be less as you cn access the first floor from underneath and you don't have to disturb the wall. I hope this helps.
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Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
Are you referring to the kitchen, water heater and/or furnace? If there is a gas line to the property you contractor would need to be able to get the lines to the necessary appliances. If it just the kitchen appliances it would be much easier. I would be able to answer you question if we had more information.
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Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, VA
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