choosing a furnace

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

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature starts to drop, we’re faced with the approaching decision of when to switch over to heating our home. For some families, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with the cold rapidly 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 season.

So when you need 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 point in being bundled up in 10 layers in the middle of January because you didn’t know your furnace was going to go out.

Take a few seconds and read what both types of furnaces can provide you and give us a call at 804-379-1155 if you have any more questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is not as much as gas furnaces
  • Provide more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more thorough due to 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
  • Gives 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 hesitate giving Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. in Midlothian a call at 804-379-1155. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.