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

Heating

As we get further in to November and the temperature continues to drop, we’re faced with the imminent decision of when to turn the heat on. 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 bad in the middle of the coldest day of the year.

So when you need to replace your 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 provide you and give us a shout at 662-281-1231 if you have any further questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is less than gas furnaces
  • Give more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more intensive due to dirt and grim buildup
  • Fuel costs are higher 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 compromised, 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford a call at 662-281-1231. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.

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