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

October 28, 2014

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature starts to fall, we’re faced with the imminent decision of when to turn the heat on. For some people, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with the cold 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 the time comes 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 reason to be bundled 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 give you and give us a ring at 715-318-6728 if you have any more questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is not as much as gas furnaces
  • Provide more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more thorough 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 sacrificed, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate giving Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC in Ellsworth a call at 715-318-6728. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.