choosing a furnace

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

As we get further in to November and the temperature starts to drop, we’re faced with the impending decision of when to flip on the heat. For some folks, that time has already come and for others, it is looming large. Of course with the cold quickly approaching now is the time to consider replacing your home’s furnace because no one wants their furnace to go bad 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 reason to be 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 minutes and read what both types of furnaces can provide you and give us a call at 406-761-7283 if you have any other questions.

Oil Furnaces

  • Up-front cost is less than gas furnaces
  • Offer more heat than other furnaces
  • Easily serviced by the oil delivery company
  • Maintenance can be more complex 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
  • 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 in question, 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 think twice about giving Falls Mechanical Services LLC in Great Falls a call at 406-761-7283. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.