choosing a furnace

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

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature begins to fall, we’re faced with the imminent 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 colder months rapidly 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 month.

So when you need to replace your 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 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 shout at 209-368-0556 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 complex as a result of 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
  • Less 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 decide to go with, your comfort should never be sacrificed, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions during the process, don’t hesitate giving Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi a call at 209-368-0556. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.