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

Heating

As we get further in to November and the temperature starts to fall, we’re faced with the approaching decision of when to switch over to heating our home. For some folks, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with colder months quickly approaching now is the time to consider 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 good reason for being layered up 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 call at 601-736-7362 if you have any other questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is lower than gas furnaces
  • Give more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more complex as a result of dirt and grim buildup
  • Fuel costs are more 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 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 hesitate giving Watts Electric & A/C Inc in Columbia a call at 601-736-7362. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.

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