choosing a furnace

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

As we get deeper in to November and the temperature continues to drop, we’re faced with the imminent 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 swiftly approaching now is the time to consider replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go kaput in the middle of the coldest day of the year.

So when it’s time to find 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 point in being bundled 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 give you and give us a shout at 785-843-2244 if you have any more 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 as a result 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
  • Offers 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 sacrificed, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions during the process, don’t waver in giving Scott Temperature in Lawrence a call at 785-843-2244. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.