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

Heating

As we get further in to November and the temperature begins to fall, 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 rapidly 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 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 good reason for being bundled up in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was going to go out.

Take a few moments and read what both types of furnaces can provide you and give us a shout at 636-255-8997 if you have any other questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • 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 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
  • 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 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 as you go through the process, don’t think twice about giving C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters a call at 636-255-8997. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.

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