Gas or Oil Furnace?

 In Fuel Safety, Furnaces, Gasoline, Heating Oil

At Bryan’s Fuel, we offer both gas and oil furnace options! For both gas and oil, we offer heating equipment such as; furnaces, boilers and water heaters.

How do you know which one to choose? Here are some pros and cons to both gas and oil furnaces:

• Better for residents in colder regions since oil provides more heat per BTU than other heating options
• Doesn’t require a direct connection to the utility company
• Typically oil furnaces need more maintenance
• Oil is significantly more expensive than gas
• Not known for their fuel efficiency
•  Higher insurance bills.

•  A gas furnace can use either natural gas or propane with a simple conversion kit.
• A permanent generator to your home which can run off your natural gas or propane line is easily attachable
• Limited maintenance required
•  Gas furnaces are much more efficient than oil furnaces and cost less to run overall.
•  There aren’t any!

Whichever you chose is a long-term commitment, so call us and we will help you chose to the perfect furnace!

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  • Lynda Keegan

    I’m currently using a oil furnace and need a new one as my existing is 28 yrs old.
    I live in amaranth in an old century farm house with no insulation in the walls only
    in the attic. I need some help from the professionals the home is two storey and
    4 bedrms two bathrooms a very large home. I have a fairly new oil tank in place
    with a rubble foundation. Also lots of trees surround the home, what would
    you suggest oil vs propane – I have a propane tank my concern with propane is
    people complain it’s not hot enough. and this is a big drafty home. thanks so much

  • Graham Bryan

    That’s a great question!
    Many people do feel this way about propane furnaces but if you have a properly sized furnace for the amount of heat loss that occurs in your home then a propane furnace can provide more than the adequate amount of heat and at a lower fuel cost as well as lower electricity and insurance costs. Our Bryan’s Fuel home comfort experts can perform a heat loss calculation on your home specifically and give you a quote on all of your options and explain the benefits of each!

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