Pondering furnaces options for my Lowell home

However, I would need to keep an on site oil tank and be reliant on deliveries

When I moved into my household in Lowell, Massachusetts I knew I needed to select a good heating system. I debated on what would be the best option for me. I knew I wanted a furnace that could hook up to the existing ductwork in my home. In Lowell I didn’t need to worry about AC either. Massachusetts just doesn’t get that hot. We have a few months where the daytime temperatures are rough, but cooling isn’t really needed. For the most part, we are all about heating in Lowell. So I knew I needed either a gas, oil, or electric based furnace. I started looking over the pros and cons of each. I liked that a gas furnace was easy to install and most Lowell, MA HVAC dealers knew what to do. The hook ups and flue system seemed a pain to install. I also didn’t like that it was a safety hazard. An electric based one I nixed due to the expense. Relying on electricity for a long winter season would bankrupt me. The oil furnace was appealing since the flame burns hotter and provides better heat. However, I would need to keep an on site oil tank and be reliant on deliveries. That sounded awful. What if it snowed in Massachusetts and I couldn’t get oil? So I am leaning towards the gas powered furnace. I feel like that would work best with the Lowell weather, the local dealers know how to operate one and I could keep it clean to avoid the safety risks.


Lowell Massachusetts Heating system