Electric vs. Gas Furnaces: A Quick Comparison
An efficient furnace is an essential component of a comfortable home. There’s a broad range of options available to homeowners on the market today, and there are models that can suit every comfort level, fuel type and budget. Two types of furnaces are electric and gas furnaces. Here, we break down the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
An electric furnace heats charged material by means of an electric arc and eliminates the need to use propane or heating oil. This type of furnace is highly efficient and can be all you need to heat a home throughout the winter. Unlike gas-fueled furnaces, nearly all of the heat produced by an electric furnace is retained.
One of the cons of electric furnaces is that they can raise your electric bills. In addition, they may have to strain in order to meet the heating demand of certain areas of your house.
A gas furnace is perhaps the most popular type of heating system. It’s a natural gas-fueled heater that contains the air distribution system and creates original heat. A great advantage of a gas furnace is that it supplies powerful heat to a home. Natural gas is usually a less expensive utility to maintain. Also, it can be paired with a split-system air conditioner or heat pump.
Since gas furnaces use natural gas lines, you need to have a carbon monoxide detector installed in your home to amplify the safety level inside. You also need to purchase an additional indoor coil in order to fully utilize the equipment.
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