It’s time to install a new heating system in your Dover, Delaware, home. You’ve got a budget laid out, your wishlist is on the table, and you’ve begun your research. Now you face a number of decisions. Do you install an indoor air cleaner along with your system? What size should your system be? In addition to answering these questions, you’ll also need to choose between fueling your heating system with natural gas or oil. Whether you choose a gas or oil heater will depend on your circumstances and where your concerns lie with system lifespan, energy efficiency, and costs.


You want your heating system to last. Many factors go into determining the lifespan of your HVAC system, and even more factors will determine if your system survives up to its prescribed span. While gas furnaces will last between 12 and 15 years, oil furnaces, with consistent maintenance, can continue operating efficiently for at least 30 years.

Energy Efficiency

You want a heating system that you can rely on to keep you comfortable through the winter without breaking the bank. While new gas-fueled heating systems can certainly be energy efficient with proper care, oil generally has a higher BTU output, meaning that oil burns much hotter than natural gas and will likely heat your living space in half the time while burning less fuel.


The cost differences between oil and gas are slight, but may be significant depending on your current situation. Natural gas is the cheaper fuel source of the two, even though the oil-burning heater will often use less fuel. However, heating systems that use oil are generally cheaper than natural-gas furnaces. Whether you want to pay less up front or save over time is up to you.

Both natural gas and oil-fueled heating systems will keep you cozy, but you’ll have to consider your individual circumstances to decide which unit is better for you. To see which system is better for your situation, or to have either a natural gas or oil heater installed, call Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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