I remember when I finally decided to get an electric oil furnace as opposed to an oil or gas oil furnace! The prospect of not having to replenish the oil or gas or deal with carbon monoxide emissions was tempting; I felt prefer it was time to get with the modern times and go with something more efficient and eco-friendly.
It also turns out that electric gas furnaces are cheaper, yet more simple to install than a gas oil furnace.
The Heating plus Air Conditioning contractor that ended up installing the electric oil furnace did warn me that an electric oil furnace tends to cost more on your energy bill and the investment might cost a little more than a gas oil furnace over time because of that; At least replacement was considerably easier because the equipment evidently does not require a flue for the gases that would be a byproduct of an oil or gas oil furnace. The Heating plus Air Conditioning contractor told me to be sure to either scrub or easily update the filter on a weekly basis and the humidifier. I must say that I have been pretty gleeful with our modern electric oil furnace. I have noticed that our energy costs have gone up a little bit, but I have decided to be a little more conservative with where I set the control unit. I am sure that will offset the extra cost of the electric oil furnace a little bit. I am also pretty gleeful that electric gas furnaces are safer than a gas oil furnace because of the aforementioned lack of carbon monoxide. An electric oil furnace really can’t poison you!