As we get further into November and the temperature continues to drop, we’re faced with the imminent decision of when to turn the heat on. For some people, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course, with the cold rapidly approaching now is the time to consider replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go out in the middle of the coldest day of the month.
So, when you need to get a new furnace, how do you know whether you should go with an oil furnace or a gas furnace? Well, we’re here to help answer that for you. After all, there’s no reason to be layered up in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was on its last legs.
Take a few seconds and read what both types of furnaces can offer and give us a ring at (832) 957-9332 if you have any other questions.
- Up-front cost is lower than gas furnaces
- Offer more heat than other furnaces
- Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
- Maintenance can be more complex because of dirt and grim buildup
- Fuel costs are greater than gas furnaces
- Less efficient than gas furnaces
- More efficient than oil furnaces
- Cheaper fuel compared to oil furnaces
- Very little maintenance required
- Provides less heat than oil furnaces
- Up-front cost is 10-25% more than similar-sized oil furnaces
*Note: your home must be in an area where a gas supply is available
No matter which furnaces you choose, your comfort should never be sacrificed, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions as you go through the process, don’t think twice about giving Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman a call at (832) 957-9332. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.