As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature continues to drop, we’re faced with the imminent 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 the cold quickly approaching now is the time to think about 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 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 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 give you and give us a ring at 956-630-3522 if you have any more 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 complex due to dirt and grim buildup
- Fuel costs are more 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
- Less 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 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. in the Rio Grande Valley a call at 956-630-3522. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.