Oil or Gas: Which Furnace is Right for You and the Springfield Weather?10/28/2014As we get deeper in to November and the temperature starts to drop, we’re faced with the imminent 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 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 month. So when you need to replace your 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 good reason for being layered 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 shout at 217-210-2662 if you have any other questions. Oil Furnaces Up-front cost is less than gas furnaces Give more heat than other furnaces Easily serviced by the oil delivery company Maintenance can be more intensive due to dirt and grim buildup Fuel costs are higher 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 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 throughout the process, don’t think twice about giving Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield a call at 217-210-2662. We’re more than happy to help resolve all of your furnace questions.