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Choosing a Furnace: Electric vs. Natural Gas

Although Florida doesn’t face harsh winter weather, you still must have an effective heater installed in your home: one that will work during the periods you need it to without draining excessive amounts of energy and sending your bills through the roof. Finding the right balance is key for a new heating installation. This is why it’s important to have HVAC technicians with experience put on the job from the start. They will help you make the right choice for a heater that will care for your home’s comfort needs while fitting your budget.

Since the most common type of heating system is the furnace, we’d like to take a closer look at the basic furnace models available and compare and contrast them: the electric furnace and the gas furnace.

Why choose a gas furnace

There are two major advantages a gas furnace offers to a house. First, sheer heating power. Among heating systems, the gas furnace can provide the rawest amount of heating, and this can be especially important for a house that suffers from drafts and poor insulation. Second, cost-effective operation. Natural gas is generally less expensive an energy source than electricity, and a gas furnace should save money over its lifetime.

Why choose an electric furnace

Gas furnaces require a natural gas line into a home, so if your home doesn’t have one, then an electric furnace is the obvious second choice. But electric furnaces have some advantages to offer even when natural gas is available. They are less expensive to initially install (although more expensive to run), which often makes them a better fit for some budgets. They also tend to last longer than gas models. For households concerned about health hazards from natural gas, an electric furnace may also be a good choice.

To learn what type of furnace is best for your home in Conway, FL, call on Southeast Air & Heat today!

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