choosing a furnace

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

As we get further in to November and the temperature continues to dip, 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 the cold swiftly approaching now is the time to think about replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go bad in the middle of the coldest day of the month.

So when you need to find a new furnace, how do you know which option to choose between 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 layered up in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was on its last legs.

Take a few seconds and read what both types of furnaces can give you and give us a shout at 706-722-5304 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 complex due to 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 pick, 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 Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning in Augusta a call at 706-722-5304. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.