As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature continues to drop, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to flip on the heat. For some people, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with colder months quickly 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 month.
So when it’s time to replace your 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 offer and give us a shout at 803-265-4208 if you have any further questions.
- 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 thorough 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
*Note: your home must be in an area where a gas supply is available
- Very little maintenance required
- Gives less heat than oil furnaces
- Up-front cost is 10-25% more than similar sized oil furnaces
No matter which furnace you decide to go with, your comfort should never be in question, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions throughout the process, don’t think twice about giving Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia a call at 803-265-4208. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.