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Blog Title: What is the difference between gas and oil furnaces?

Main Que: What is the difference between gas and oil furnaces?

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  • Query By: BETTY J (Portland, OR)
  • Date: 10/24/2016

Answer: When it comes to buying a heating appliance for your home, the debate mostly centers on the buying of an oil furnace or a gas furnace. However, in order to take decision in favor of one of these it is necessary that we have a clear idea of their features so that it is easier for us to make a comparative study.Thus, let us throw some light on some of the basic features of both these heating appliances.Oil furnace as the name suggests runs on oil which gets supplied to homes in large trucks and the oil needs to be stored in a storage tank above the ground. Gas furnace on the other hand runs on natural gas and the source remains the local gas companies.The fuel efficiency of gas furnace is more than that of oil furnace as the AFUE rating is higher. But at the same time, the price of a gas furnace is more than that of an oil furnace. Here it needs to be mentioned that the fuel cost of an oil furnace is higher than that of a gas furnace.The heating output in case of oil furnace is better and it is readily available. While gas furnace has a quieter and cleaner operation and it also requires lesser maintenance.However, before purchasing either of these two appliances adequate research needs to be done to get the best deal.

  • Replied By: TERESA C (Miami, FL)
  • Replied Date: 10/25/2016