Oil or Gas: Which Furnace is Right for You and the Erie Weather?10/28/2014As we get further in to November and the temperature begins to fall, 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 the cold quickly approaching now is the time to think about 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 find a new furnace, how do you know whether you should go with 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 the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was about to go out. Take a few seconds and read what both types of furnaces can offer and give us a shout at 814-833-5558 if you have any other questions. Oil Furnaces Up-front cost is not as much as gas furnaces Offer more heat than other furnaces Easily serviced by the oil delivery company Maintenance can be more complex 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 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 in question, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions throughout the process, don’t hesitate giving Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie a call at 814-833-5558. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.