choosing a furnace

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

As we get a few weeks in to November and the temperature begins to dip, we’re faced with the imminent 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 rapidly approaching now is the time to take in to consideration replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go out in the middle of the coldest day of the season.

So when the time comes to find a new furnace, how do you know if you should choose 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 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 give you and give us a shout at 515-207-6569 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 intensive as a result 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
  • Less 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 choose, 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 waver in giving Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling in Des Moines a call at 515-207-6569. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.

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