choosing a furnace

Oil or Gas: Which Furnace is Right for You and the Ridgedale and the Branson area Weather?

As we get further in to November and the temperature continues to drop, we’re faced with the approaching decision of when to flip on the heat. For some people, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with colder months rapidly approaching now is the time to take in to consideration 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 the time comes to replace your 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 reason to be layered up in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was going to go out.

Take a few moments and read what both types of furnaces can offer and give us a shout at 417-544-4430 if you have any more questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is less than gas furnaces
  • Provide more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more intensive due to 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 as you go through the process, don’t think twice about giving Branson HVAC, LLC in Ridgedale and the Branson area a call at 417-544-4430. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.