Oil or Gas: Which Furnace is Right for You and the Colfax Weather?10/28/2014As we get deeper in to November and the temperature begins to drop, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to switch over to heating our home. 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 consider 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 point in being 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 offer and give us a shout at 509-397-3622 if you have any more questions. Oil Furnaces Up-front cost is not as much as gas furnaces Offer 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 Very little 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 choose, 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 think twice about giving Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax a call at 509-397-3622. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.