choosing a furnace

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

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature starts to drop, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to switch over to heating our home. For some people, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with colder months swiftly 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 point in being bundled up in 10 layers in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was about to go out.

Take a few moments and read what both types of furnaces can provide you and give us a ring at 316-733-9123 if you have any further questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is not as much as gas furnaces
  • Give 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 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
  • Not as much 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 decide to go with, your comfort should never be in question, 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 hesitate giving McCune Heating & Cooling in Augusta a call at 316-733-9123. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.