Oil or Gas: Which Furnace is Right for You and the South Beloit and Belvidere Weather?

October 28, 2014

As we get deeper in to November and the temperature starts to drop, we’re faced with the imminent decision of when to flip on the heat. For some folks, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with the cold quickly approaching now is the time to take in to consideration 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 you need to get a new 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 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 moments and read what both types of furnaces can offer and give us a call at 877-389-2465 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 because 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
  • Very little 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 decide to go with, 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 think twice about giving Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in South Beloit and Belvidere a call at 877-389-2465. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.