choosing a furnace

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

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature begins to drop, we’re faced with the approaching decision of when to turn the heat on. For some folks, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with colder months quickly approaching now is the time to consider replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go bad in the middle of the coldest day of the season.

So when the time comes 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 moments and read what both types of furnaces can offer and give us a shout at 314-961-0875 if you have any further questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is lower than gas furnaces
  • Provide 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 choose, your comfort should never be in question, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions during the process, don’t hesitate giving Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating in Saint Louis a call at 314-961-0875. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.