choosing a furnace

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

As we get further 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 the cold 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 year.

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 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 give you and give us a ring at 513-275-3601 if you have any other questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is not as much as gas furnaces
  • Give more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more complex as a result of dirt and grim buildup
  • Fuel costs are greater 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 pick, your comfort should never be compromised, so make sure you make the most informed decision possible. If you happen to have any questions throughout the process, don’t think twice about giving Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton a call at 513-275-3601. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.