My communities have no gas lines and therefore tenants have above-ground oil tanks or propane tanks. Oil tanks eventually leak and lead to costly remediation so I ask the forum if anyone has had success in converting tenants from oil to propane (all tenant owned homes) through incentives, penalties, or some other measure?
What we have tried:
-All incoming homes must use propane (easy)
-Incentivizing tenants financially to switch over ($500 credit if you switch now, $400 for next month, etc)
Has anyone had success in this area?
-Anyone have estimates on the cost of converting MH furnances from oil to propane?
-Anyone know of new technologies that prevent leaky tanks or spills?
-Anyone purchased insurance for oil tanks, or forced home owners to purchase?
Thanks for any help on the topic, guys!