Are you on the hunt for your first home? Maybe you’re relocating the family or looking into an investment property. No matter the reason, when you’re in the process to buy a home, you can be faced with a lot of decisions; it can be an overwhelming process with plenty of uncertainties (and often hidden costs) that you may not consider until months down the road. Do you choose a ranch style home or split level house? Fixer upper vs move-in ready? Oil vs gas heat?
While we can’t advise you on the style of house you should choose, at Point Bay Fuel, we believe oil heat is the best decision to heat your home. We also realize that when you’re in the market to buy a new home, it is helpful to understand and explore all of your options before you buy. Our team of professional heating service technicians explain in depth about oil vs gas heat below.
Oil is typically hotter than other sources of heat to heat a home and heat up water faster than natural gas does. Some modern oil heating systems can manage an efficiency level of as much as 90%.
Although modern oil heaters require room for storage, they are one of the most environmentally friendly sources of heat. In fact, the current oil heat system has been tested by the US Department of Energy and was found to create virtually zero emissions; it’s 95% cleaner than it was in 1970. About 28.6 million Americans use oil to heat their homes today; it’s the safer and more efficient choice.
Gas furnaces typically require little maintenance and because they run off of natural gas they are an economical way to heat your home when temperatures drop. But it’s critical to have a correctly sized system for overall home comfort and cost savings.
Our service technicians are available 24/7 for all of your heating emergencies. From annual tune-ups to complete replacement, Point Bay’s team of professional technicians are ready to assist with your home heating needs.
When Should I Replace my Furnace or Boiler?
Energy Star advises that it’s time to replace your furnace or boiler when it’s more than 15 years old, your equipment requires frequent repairs, it’s noisier than usual or you notice your energy bills are going up. These telltale signs indicate it might be time to call a qualified heating contractor from Point Bay who will help you evaluate the home’s existing system and determine the best actions to take (before winter sets in).
Discover your Winter Home Heating Inspection Checklist on our latest blog.
Point Bay, More Than Just a Home Heating Company
Like a new home, your heating choices and HVAC systems are an important investment for you and your family. When considering such a vital necessity as gas vs oil heat, it’s important to find a reliable and dependable company to service your equipment. Looking for the best Toms River Heating and Air Conditioning Company? Look no further. Give us a call at (732) 349-5059.