choosing a furnace

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

As we get further in to November and the temperature begins to fall, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to turn the heat on. For some families, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with colder months 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 month.

So when you need 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 about to go out.

Take a few minutes and read what both types of furnaces can give you and give us a call at 985-537-6795 if you have any other questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is lower than gas furnaces
  • Give more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more intensive because 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
  • Less 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 pick, 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 think twice about giving Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland a call at 985-537-6795. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.