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Whats the difference between electric gas and oil heating systems?

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Whats the difference between electric gas and oil heating systems?

Posted On: July 3, 2019

Whats 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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We were so pleased with their service

When our old oil furnace finally broke down we decided it was time to finally convert to natural gas and finally install central air conditioning at the same time. Knowing it was going to be a significant investment for us, we wanted to make the right choice. Twintech came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. From the first contact with the salesperson, until the final touches on the installation, we were so pleased with their service. Everyone from the company was so friendly, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Best of all, the cost was very competitive. We would certainly recommend Twintech to anyone requiring HVAC work in their home.

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Mitch from Twintech came out for our annual furnace inspection. We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean. We were also very impressed with the thoroughness of the job he did. This is the 2nd job we’ve had Twintech do for us & have been very happy with the results for each. We highly recommend this company. Thank you, Mitch, Dave & Greg.

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Very happy with the end result!

Work was done on schedule, professionally, according to quote and with minimal inconvenience to building users. Very happy with the end result. The only area for improvement from my experience - need more timely quoting process.

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The team was great! Very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful. A few days after install the unit didn’t seem to be working, user error, but within minutes of contacting them..on a Saturday.. a tech was on the phone troubleshooting with us. I highly recommend Twintech for your cooling or heating needs. They stand by their products and a pleasure to deal with.

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During the hottest week in the summer our old A/C decided to call it quits. I called Twintech Heating & Cooling after receiving a referral from a family member; came highly rated for being an honest, family-run business, who appreciates their customers. Dave was able to accommodate my hectic schedule and book a late evening appointment to walk through the specifics. Greg and Mitch arrived exactly on time a few days later, were very polite and friendly, and within a couple of hours had a new unit up and running. I also received a follow-up call to ensure we were happy with the Amana.

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Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors

Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors to the house for the installers to remove the old furnace and install a new furnace.
I also made recommendations of the tankless water heater that we had installed and items to address. We did not know they also installed tankless water heaters.

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Price was not the cheapest nor the most expensive of my quotes. It's the quality of the installation that makes for a good AC system. The twins' knowledge & professionalism was evident in the small details:
Very clean work. Greg made sure that the refrigerant level & temperature were correct. They reinstall the insulation & vapor barrier around the wall. The outside electrical cords were secured to the wall. Proud to support this local company. Thank you.

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Great team of guys came to do the work. Very professional. Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean. They answered any questions we had without hesitation. The air conditioner works great and is so quiet. I highly recommend them and they don't try to up-sell anything right from the start.

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