choosing a furnace

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

As we get deeper in to November and the temperature continues to fall, we’re faced with the impending 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 rapidly approaching now is the time to think about 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 it’s time to find a new furnace, how do you know whether you should go with an oil furnace or a gas furnace? Well we’re here to help answer that for you. After all, there’s no point in being layered up in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was about to go out.

Take a few seconds and read what both types of furnaces can offer and give us a ring at 559-675-1681 if you have any other 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 due to 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
  • Very little maintenance required
  • Offers 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 waver in giving Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Madera a call at 559-675-1681. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.