choosing a furnace

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

As we get further in to November and the temperature begins to drop, we’re faced with the impending 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 winter swiftly 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 it’s time to get 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 point in being bundled up in 10 layers 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 provide you and give us a shout at 309-517-7511 if you have any other 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 as a result of dirt and grim buildup
  • Fuel costs are greater 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
  • Provides 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 throughout the process, don’t waver in giving J.L. Brady Company LLC in Moline a call at 309-517-7511. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.