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

October 28, 2014

As we get deeper in to November and the temperature starts to dip, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to switch over to heating our home. For some people, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with the cold quickly approaching now is the time to consider replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go bad in the middle of the coldest day of the month.

So when the time comes 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 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 moments and read what both types of furnaces can give you and give us a call at 715-384-3163 if you have any more questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is less than gas furnaces
  • Provide 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

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
  • Not as much 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 in question, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions during the process, don’t think twice about giving House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield a call at 715-384-3163. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.