choosing a furnace

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

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature continues to fall, we’re faced with the imminent decision of when to flip on the heat. For some families, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with the cold quickly approaching now is the time to take in to consideration 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 get 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 moments and read what both types of furnaces can provide you and give us a call at 575-887-7777 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 complex because 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
  • 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 decide to go with, your comfort should never be compromised, 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 waver in giving Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad a call at 575-887-7777. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.