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

October 28, 2014

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature starts to fall, we’re faced with the imminent 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 winter quickly approaching now is the time to consider replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go out in the middle of the coldest day of the season.

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 good reason for 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 offer and give us a shout at 314-262-4541 if you have any more questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is less than gas furnaces
  • Offer more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more thorough 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
  • Provides 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 as you go through the process, don’t think twice about giving Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating in St. Louis a call at 314-262-4541. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.