oil vs. gas
We moved into a house thatis still using oil. We pay roughly .59/litre. Should we consider switching over to gas! There is nothing wrong with our furnace, it seems to working quite fine. Does anybody have any opinions regarding this or can yo point me in the right direction? Thank-you
As my current GC (and local firefighter) said to me when we covered this topic before starting to build: "I've never seen a home blown off its foundation that was heated by oil". That's what sold me. Oil prices will stablize after the issues in the Middle East are resolved (one way or another ;-)).
We have an oil-fired warm air furnace and I recently asked our professional heating contractor a similar question. He said that a gallon of LP gas provides ~90,000 BTU's, while a gallon of fuel oil provides ~140,000 BTU's. Since the LP gas costs more/gallon than does fuel oil while providing less output, at least in our region, we stayed with the fuel oil. My suggestion would be to check prices and inquire from the retailers as to how many BTU's each product provides. Good luck.