Anyway, getting back to the subject of my post. I am now considering putting in a new furnace. My house currently uses a oil fueled forced air heat system and has a 350 gallon tank in the basement. In addition, the house does currently use gas for the hot water heater and kitchen.
I have been researching in an effor to determine advantages and disadvanges between OIL an GAS but haven't found any good and recent information. I have read some information saying that gas is cleaner and that high efficiency systems can be vented using PVC out the side of the house (as opposed to re-lining the chimney). But being that gas is provided by a utility company there is no price competition and there are issues with who is responsible for equiptment maintenance etc.
On the other hand, I'm kind of getting the feeling that OIL is a heating fuel of the past. Is this the case? Also, I live in New York. I though I would add this because my understanding is that OIL heat systems have a different history in the North East (not originally coal).
Any feedback and advice would be appreciate.
Thanks in advance. Josh D