Oil or Gas: Which Furnace is Right for You and the Branchville Weather?

October 28, 2014

As we get further in to November and the temperature starts to fall, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to switch over to heating our home. For some families, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with colder months rapidly approaching now is the time to take in to consideration replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go out in the middle of the coldest day of the year.

So when you need to find a new furnace, how do you know if you should choose an oil furnace or a gas furnace? Well we’re here to help answer that for you. After all, there’s no point in 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 ring at 862-345-6896 if you have any further questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is not as much as gas furnaces
  • Provide more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more intensive as a result of dirt and grim buildup
  • Fuel costs are greater than gas furnaces
  • Less efficient than gas furnaces

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
  • Offers less heat than oil furnaces
  • Up-front cost is 10-25% more than similar sized oil furnaces

No matter which furnace you pick, 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 waver in giving Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. in Branchville a call at 862-345-6896. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.