choosing a furnace

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

As we get further in to November and the temperature continues to dip, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to switch over to heating our home. For some families, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with the cold swiftly approaching now is the time to think about replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go out in the middle of the coldest day of the year.

So when it’s time to get a new 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 reason to be 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 give you and give us a shout at 469-617-3437 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 thorough 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 in question, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate giving Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas a call at 469-617-3437. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.