As we get deeper in to November and the temperature begins to dip, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to flip on the heat. For some families, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with winter quickly approaching now is the time to think about replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go kaput in the middle of the coldest day of the year.
So when it’s time to get a new furnace, how do you know which option to choose between an oil furnace or a gas furnace? Well we’re here to help answer that for you. After all, there’s no good reason for being bundled up in 10 layers in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was on its last legs.
Take a few minutes and read what both types of furnaces can provide you and give us a call at 256-270-1196 if you have any other questions.
- Up-front cost is lower than gas furnaces
- Give more heat than other furnaces
- Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
- Maintenance can be more complex due to dirt and grim buildup
- Fuel costs are higher than gas furnaces
- Less efficient than gas furnaces
- More efficient than oil furnaces
- Cheaper fuel compared to oil furnaces
*Note: your home must be in an area where a gas supply is available
- Very little maintenance required
- Provides less heat than oil furnaces
- Up-front cost is 10-25% more than similar sized oil furnaces
No matter which furnace you choose, your comfort should never be compromised, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate giving Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Heflin a call at 256-270-1196. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.