choosing a furnace

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

As we get further in to November and the temperature begins to drop, 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 colder months quickly 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 year.

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

Take a few seconds and read what both types of furnaces can give you and give us a shout at 720-316-1898 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 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
  • 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 in question, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions during the process, don’t hesitate giving True Heating & Cooling in Westminster a call at 720-316-1898. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.

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