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

October 28, 2014

As we get deeper in to November and the temperature begins to dip, we’re faced with the approaching decision of when to turn the heat on. For some families, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with winter rapidly approaching now is the time to think about replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go kaput in the middle of the coldest day of the season.

So when it’s time to replace your 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 point in being layered up in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was going to go out.

Take a few minutes and read what both types of furnaces can provide you and give us a ring at 512-937-2001 if you have any other questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is less than gas furnaces
  • Offer more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more thorough because of 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
  • 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 hesitate giving Miller Climate Control LLC in Georgetown a call at 512-937-2001. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.