How to Choose a Furnace

You should chose a furnace based on comfort, air quality, and the way the heat system looks in your rooms. You should make an informed decision with the help of a professional.

There are different fuel types to consider as options including the common gas, electric and oil. Many people are considering the switch from Oil to gas heating in New Hampshire. Homeowners find an extreme drop in price when they convert from Oil to Gas. You want a system that is going to be efficient, and not waste any energy.

Oil Furnaces

  • Oil Heat requires an on-site storage tank. Oil must be delivered by service providers and can often be very expensive
  • Oil equipment provides more heat per BTU (the amount of energy needed to heat one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit) than gas or other heating sources
  • High maintenance – Chimneys must be cleaned and the oil filters changed frequently.
  • Oil furnaces cost less than gas furnaces, but efficiency is lower
  • Fuel prices are higher than gas systems.

Gas Furnaces

  • Low cost
  • High efficiency
  • low maintenence
  • Not available in all locations
  • Less heat per BTU than oil
  • The furnace units themselves are quieter and cleaner, but more expensive oil furnaces.

Electric furnaces

  • cleaner than gas, oil or wood burning systems
  • Less cleaning or maintenance is required
  • Does not dry out the air
  • Furnace costs less than a comparable gas furnace
  • Electrical furnaces have a longer life expectancy.
  • High efficiency. Since there is no exhaust produced, more heat is retained in the home
  • The cost of heat is added to your regular utility bill