Oil or Gas: Which Furnace is Right for You and the Crystal Lake Weather?10/28/2014As we get further in to November and the temperature continues to fall, we’re faced with the impending 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 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 you need to replace your 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 10 layers 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 give you and give us a call at 815-459-4700 if you have any further questions. Oil Furnaces Up-front cost is lower than 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 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 Not as much maintenance required Offers 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 during the process, don’t hesitate giving Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in Crystal Lake a call at 815-459-4700. We’re more than happy to help answer all of your furnace questions.