choosing a furnace

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

As we get deeper in to November and the temperature continues to drop, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to switch over to heating our home. For some families, 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 kaput in the middle of the coldest day of the year.

So when you need 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 reason to be bundled up in 10 layers in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was about to go out.

Take a few minutes and read what both types of furnaces can give you and give us a call at 800-COOLING if you have any further questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is less than gas furnaces
  • Give more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more intensive due to 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
  • 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 in question, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions as you go through the process, don’t hesitate giving Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City a call at 800-COOLING. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.