choosing a furnace

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

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature starts to drop, we’re faced with the imminent 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 consider replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go kaput in the middle of the coldest day of the season.

So when it’s time to replace your 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 point in being layered up in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was going to go out.

Take a few moments and read what both types of furnaces can offer and give us a shout at 925-689-7017 if you have any further questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is lower than gas furnaces
  • Offer 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
  • Not as much 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 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 Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco a call at 925-689-7017. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.