choosing a furnace

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

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

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 good reason for being layered up 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 offer and give us a ring at 205-758-2703 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 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
  • Provides 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 throughout the process, don’t hesitate giving KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa a call at 205-758-2703. We’re more than happy to help solve all of your furnace questions.