choosing a furnace

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

As we get further in to November and the temperature begins to dip, 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 colder months quickly 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 month.

So when the time comes to get 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 point in being layered up in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was on its last legs.

Take a few seconds and read what both types of furnaces can offer and give us a ring at 973-884-0065 if you have any further 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 thorough because 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
  • Not as much 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 pick, 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 waver in giving Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover a call at 973-884-0065. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.