choosing a furnace

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

As we get further in to November and the temperature starts to fall, we’re faced with the approaching decision of when to turn the heat on. For some families, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with the cold swiftly approaching now is the time to consider replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go kaput in the middle of the coldest day of the year.

So when it’s time to replace your 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 bundled up 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 provide you and give us a call at 602-997-5701 if you have any other 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 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
  • Not as much 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 pick, your comfort should never be sacrificed, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions during the process, don’t hesitate giving Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Phoenix a call at 602-997-5701. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.