choosing a furnace

Oil or Gas: Which Furnace is Right for You and the Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area Weather?

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature starts to fall, we’re faced with the approaching decision of when to turn the heat on. 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 think about replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go out in the middle of the coldest day of the year.

So when it’s time to find 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 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 call at 816-286-7258 if you have any further 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 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
  • Not as much 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 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 Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area a call at 816-286-7258. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.