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What’s the difference between electric, gas, and oil heating systems?

What’s the difference between electric, gas, and oil heating systems?

When searching for a new heating system for your home, there are a few important questions that you want to ask yourself. Is your priority to save money, or are you looking for something more environmentally friendly? Do I have a gas line close to my home? While the number of questions and choices can be overwhelming, they really boil down to three options:

Electric, gas, and oil-based heating systems.

Electric systems are generally the most efficient of the three. While it is slightly more expensive than gas, it can be cheaper than oil-based systems. Electric systems are also the most eco-friendly and can be expanded to include solar panels, improving the efficiency of the system. Electric heaters can be a very safe option because there are no gas leaks and it is less likely to catch on fire. These systems are also much quieter and efficient.

Next, gas systems are a consistent, reliable and convenient option, provided that your home is near a gas line. In general, they are much more economical than electric systems but may require regular maintenance to keep it going. If properly taken care of, gas systems can last around 10-15 years. Fun fact: natural gas powers around 50% of homes in the US!

Lastly, oil-based systems are a tried and true method of heating homes. If you are looking to use an oil heating system, you must have a tank on the property and schedule regular oil deliveries, which can be inconvenient for some households. The price of oil may also fluctuate with the economy. It is important to note that as a fossil fuel, it is considered to be the least eco-friendly option, but is also considered to be very efficient.

Before purchasing a heating system for your home, it is best to consult a heating and cooling expert before making any big decisions. Call Twin Tech Heating and Cooling at 1.844.894.6832 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation!

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by Jordan Arnott, Courtice on Twin Tech Heating and Cooling
They were very friendly and took care of everything.

They were very friendly and took care of everything. The install looks great (and works great), they were very knowledgeable. Installed our a/c efficiently despite the difficult install location both inside and outside and they made it work.

Phenomenal service, so glad I found these guys

Phenomenal service, so glad I found these guys a few years back after being "hosed" badly by 3 other companies. I've recommended them to so many, and they all are so thankful.

by Jonathan Rogoza on Twin Tech Heating and Cooling
This company is fantastic

This company is fantastic. Dave came out and gave me a very honest and reasonable quote, unlike a quote received from another company. I had a bunch of questions that were easily answered and when I had questions regarding heating/cooling a previously unheated room above the Garage, Dave arranged for Greg to come out for an assessment of this new space and gave me his recommendation along with his professional thoughts on all of my options.

These guys have been nothing but Professional, honest and helpful along the way. I can't recall the two other guys doing the install, but they were great as well. Good workmanship, everything was cleaned up and everything functions as promised. I could go on and on about my experience, but it's all positive so what more could you want?

Give them a call, see for yourself. If I had to buy another furnace/AC or heat pump, they'd be my first call.

In Every Way, A Great Company To Work With

I hired twin tech to convert my townhouse heating from electric to gas and install a furnace and a/c unit. I had talked with many other vendors, and received several quotes, but chose them, and very happy I did. Here are some of the reasons why:
1. They were realistic about the timeline for the work, when they could start and how long it would take. (They said upfront, it was their busy season and would need to get back to me in 3 weeks, which they did):
2. They had a quote with options for me. They were clear about the entertainment of what they would and would not do (they’d build duct work, id need another contractor to box in ductwork). This allowed me to plan as I was my own general contractor for my renovations).
3. They spoke to me in a language I understood, neither too technical nor too simple. They answered all my questions as I had them. Everyone is so lovely to work with, the sales team and the contractors who are worked in my home.
4. It’s been 4 m since the work was complete. They still answer my emails and my furnace is working very well!

I unabashedly recommend! Price, customer care and quality workmanship were all amazing!

by Anna Chin, Ajax on Twin Tech Heating and Cooling
TwinTech Saved The Day And Kept Us From Freezing

On one of the coldest days of winter, our furnace stopped working. Our regular furnace company came and told us we had a CO2 leak and shut us off. Their quote for a new furnace was way too high and they couldn't even install it on the same day. TwinTech was recommended to us by a friend. We called and spoke to Dave who was very nice and knowledgeable. Grant showed up a short time later and a new furnace was installed the same day with no troubles at all. Best of all, we received a higher-end furnace than what was offered by our previous company and at a cheaper price. I would recommend TwinTech with no hesitation at all.

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