choosing a furnace

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

As we get deeper in to November and the temperature starts to dip, we’re faced with the approaching 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 winter quickly approaching now is the time to take in to consideration replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go bad in the middle of the coldest day of the season.

So when you need 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 reason to be layered 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 offer and give us a call at 530-885-8081 if you have any more questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is lower than gas furnaces
  • Provide more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more complex because 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
  • 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 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 during the process, don’t waver in giving Forster Heating in Auburn a call at 530-885-8081. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.