choosing a furnace

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

As we get further in to November and the temperature starts to fall, we’re faced with the impending 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 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 the time comes to get a new furnace, how do you know if you should choose 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 bundled up in 10 layers 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 224-699-9229 if you have any other 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 because of 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
  • Gives 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 compromised, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions during the process, don’t hesitate giving Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville a call at 224-699-9229. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.