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It’s Sweater Weather!

It's Time for Comfort and Warmth in Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville.

It’s Sweater Weather!

It's Time for Comfort and Warmth in Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville.

AquaTemp

AquaTemp specializes in radiant heating system solutions for homes, businesses and commercial buildings. Radiant heating systems include boilers, under and in-floor heating, wall heating, ceiling panels, overhead heaters, and trace heating for rain gutters or roofs.

The experts at AquaTemp Radiant Heating Solutions bring many years of high-level training and experience to work for you. AquaTemp can solve your immediate heating or plumbing needs and provide you with trusted advice through our consulting services.

AquaTemp is proud to offer service to Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville and the surrounding communities.

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Gas Fireplace Repair in Farm Blaine Lake, SK S0J0J0

“I love Robin! He was polite, professional and full of personality. He made me aware of what the problems were and walked me through the options available to me. I never felt pressured, but rather reassured that he was here to make my life easier by making sure my furnace and fireplace would keep running smoothly. He offered advice on how to care for them both which in turn will help in their longevity. I will be telling everyone I know about the great service from both Robin and AquaTemp! Thank you for coming out!”

– Cynthia R.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Waldheim, SK S0K4R0

“Tech was right on time, took the time to properly diagnose the issue, and fixed the issue by cleaning a component. Great service!”

– Braiden P.

Boiler Repair in Waldheim, SK S0k 4r0

“Very knowledgeable and professional. We are happy with the service we received.”

– Kristina J.

Our Latest Article...

The Index of Oil. Oil vs. Gas - which is better?

Oil or Gas Heat: Which Is Best?

December 9, 2019

Today’s heating options are plentiful, but in some areas of the country, homeowners may need to choose primarily between natural gas heat and oil heat when it comes to warming up their homes. Our team at AquaTemp wants you to be well-informed about these two options, so you can make the best decision for you and your family. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Advantages of Oil Heat

For some Saskatchewan homeowners, oil heat offers several significant advantages. It’s often the best source of heat for rural areas that can’t access natural gas lines. Oil offers the maximum amount of heat, because it delivers the highest British Thermal Units (BTUs) when compared with alternative fuels. Oil furnaces are also about 10 to 25 percent cheaper than natural gas furnaces and can last twice as long.

Oil is also safer to use and store, as it will not explode or produce carbon monoxide. If you encounter an oil furnace malfunction, the warning signs of odors, soot, and smoke are clear.

And heating oil is a dependable fuel because you can decide how much supply to keep on hand as well as when to conserve and use it. Many services offer automatic oil delivery on a particular schedule, which makes accessing the fuel convenient.

Disadvantages of Oil Heat

Although the cost of an oil furnace is less than a gas one, heating oil is more expensive than natural gas as a fuel. In addition, you will incur higher maintenance costs due to the demands of frequent soot and dirt cleaning that come with an oil furnace.

Oil furnaces are somewhat more inconvenient, because without a pipeline system, you have to manage oil tanks and manual refills. During the winter, heating oil will also gel, which means you’ll need to purchase special additives to keep your oil furnace running well. Burning oil also leaves a larger carbon footprint in Warman than natural gas.

Advantages of Natural Gas Heat

From an ongoing fuel standpoint, natural gas is typically more stable in terms of price and less expensive than oil. Oil prices tend to fluctuate as supply and demand changes while natural gas is more consistent in the long term.

Since natural gas burns cleaner, it produces less carbon dioxide than oil. Gas furnaces also require less maintenance than oil furnaces that tend to produce soot more regularly. Natural gas is nontoxic when it comes to being released into the environment. It will not contaminate soil or groundwater.

Disadvantages of Natural Gas Heat

Natural gas furnaces are more expensive to purchase up-front than oil furnaces and have an average lifespan of 15 years compared with a 30-year lifespan of an oil furnace. They produce less BTUs, which means more fuel is required to generate the same amount of heat.

Although natural gas is nontoxic when released in the environment, it can produce a deadly, poisonous level of carbon monoxide gas in enclosed areas. This tasteless, odorless gas can be fatal to homeowners. Natural gas is also combustible in air, which means you’ll want to protect against potential explosions.

Although natural gas releases less carbon dioxide than burning oil, it must be extracted through a method called fracking, which damages the environment.

Efficiency Rating

Whether you select an oil furnace or a gas furnace in the end, you should remember to check its efficiency rating. The industry uses the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) to measure efficiency levels of various models.

This yardstick measures the efficiency of your furnace’s combustion: the higher the rating, the higher the efficiency. Most natural gas furnaces have an efficiency rating between 89 and 98 percent, while oil furnaces have lower ratings between 80 and 90 percent.

According to Natural Gas Efficiency, all furnaces in the United States today must have a minimum AFUE rating of 78 percent. In order to gain an ENERGY STAR® rating, AFUE must be 90 percent or higher.

AquaTemp Is Your Heating Expert

For more information on oil and gas furnaces, as well as details about specific makes and models, contact AquaTemp in Warman, SK. Our team of professionals has a great deal of knowledge in both and can help you sort through the advantages and disadvantages before making a final decision. Give us a call at 306-370-8678 or request service online today.

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