choosing a furnace

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

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature begins to fall, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to switch over to heating our home. For some folks, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with winter rapidly 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 month.

So when it’s time to find a new 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 provide you and give us a ring at 775-882-8154 if you have any further 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 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
  • Provides 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 throughout the process, don’t hesitate giving Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City a call at 775-882-8154. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.