Gas furnace verses oil furnacePost created: 2013-02-18 Type of Equipment: Boiler Views: 150
On 2013-02-19 JB wrote:
There are a few variables that you probably need to consider such as the price of gas where you live relative to oil, but generally speaking natural gas has an edge in the debate. It tends to be cheaper than oil, though this could change or vary depending on where you live, and I believe gas furnaces can reach 90+ AFUE so if you want to spend the extra money you can get a more efficient furnace.
There is a good thread here that provides more information: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070801124544AAfefeo.
Bottom line is you need to figure out the relative cost of gas versus oil in your area.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.