Is A Gas Or Electric Furnace Better?

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Is A Gas Or Electric Furnace Better?

If your home has access to natural gas, it’s one of the most affordable and dependable furnace fuels. 

Gas furnaces heat your home more quickly. The heat produced by your gas system is generally hotter than electric furnaces. 

Meaning your home gets warmer in a shorter time, making gas heating better for colder climates.

Natural gas burns clean and efficient and is a great choice to keep your home cozy through the winter months.

Suppose your home doesn’t have access to natural gas. That’s okay. Though not as affordable to run, an electric furnace is a great option to keep your home warm. 

Electric furnaces have less up-front costs. They’re generally cheaper and easier to install, which means a lower up-front investment.

Gas or electric furnace a few pros and cons.

Gas Furnace:

Cost more upfront

Installation can be complicated

May lower your monthly energy costs

Heat your home quickly

Could leak carbon monoxide gas

Require regular maintenance

Best suited for cooler climates

Electric Furnace:

Lower initial cost

Minimal installation

Higher monthly energy costs

Take longer to warm your home

Last up to 30 years

It’s essential to consider the pros and cons of each type of gas or electric furnace to make an informed decision.

We repair, replace and maintain electric furnaces too. Whichever furnace your home has keeping you warm, we are the experts to keep it running in tip-top shape.

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