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Which Is Better, a Gas or Electric Furnace?

It will be a few more weeks before we have to run our heaters with any regularity around here. If you need to have a new heater installed before the colder weather arrives, though, now is definitely the time to act. You don’t want to wait until the last minute to schedule your heating replacement.

However, you also don’t want to rush through the heating system selection process. If you are thinking about using a furnace to heat your home, for example, you’ll have to decide whether you will use a gas or electric model. Both have their pros and cons, so read the following and remember to schedule your furnace services in Spring, TX with us.

Natural gas is the preferred fuel of many homeowners using furnaces to keep their homes comfortable. It is efficient, burning at a high temperature, and also burns cleanly for a fossil fuel. Plus, natural gas is piped right into the home and to the appliances and systems using it, including the gas furnace. This means that, unlike oil or propane, it is not going to need to be delivered or stored on-site. It is used not only for heating, but also to fuel water heaters, ovens, and more.

However, natural gas can only be used in those homes with access to a main gas line. If you live in an area without access, or if you don’t want to go to the trouble of having the necessary piping installed, an electric furnace may be the way to go. Just remember that electricity is much more expensive to purchase than natural gas is. Because of this, even the great efficiency that electric furnaces operate with may not be enough to run an electric furnace affordably. For a more affordable electric heating performance, you may want to think about using a heat pump.

Contact Milton Frank Plumbing to learn more about all available heating options.