choosing a furnace

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

As we get deeper in to November and the temperature begins to drop, we’re faced with the approaching decision of when to flip on the heat. 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 think about 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 you need 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 about to go out.

Take a few seconds and read what both types of furnaces can give you and give us a call at 803-318-6995 if you have any other 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 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 choose, your comfort should never be compromised, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions throughout the process, don’t think twice about giving Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in Columbia a call at 803-318-6995. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.