The technology that heats our homes has come a long way since the days of firewood being an absolute necessity. Central heating is one of the unspoken cornerstones of modern society and without it, our winters would be filled with a lot more manual labor and a lot fewer cozy memories.
When you’re looking for a new furnace and need help sifting through the multitude of options on the market, Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing is here to lend a helping hand and point you in the direction of the best options for your heating needs.
One of the most important considerations to ask yourself when choosing a new furnace is what you want to use as a fuel source. Today, furnaces come in two main types, gas and electric, and both come with their own pros and cons. It’s our goal, that by the end of this, you have a clear answer when asking the question, “Should I choose a gas or electric furnace?”
Which Furnace Is Most Efficient?
For most, this is probably the biggest factor to be considered when choosing a furnace. In general, by nature of how they operate, gas furnaces are far more efficient. Not only is gas cheaper than electricity in the long run, but the method of heat production is more efficient in gas units. Gas heat also comes with the added benefit of being quick to generate. It takes zero time for the fire to get hot.
Electric furnaces are required to use electricity to generate their own heat using a series of coils. This is energy intensive because the furnace has to create heat out of nothing. Gas furnaces create heat through combustion and transfer, which is able to heat the furnace and thus the air more efficiently.
Why Choose Electric?
With gas being the cheaper and more efficient option, it would be reasonable to wonder when it would ever make sense to choose electricity over gas. Electric furnaces come with their own list of benefits that make them ideal for certain circumstances. Some of these benefits include:
- Lower installation cost
- Zero direct reliance on fossil fuels
- Far safer, lower chance of fire
- Longer lifespan
- Lower maintenance requirements
- Readily available fuel source
- Zero need for Carbon Monoxide detectors
As you can see, electric furnaces are a convenient option that highlights some of the drawbacks of gas units by virtue of their existence. There are specific situations where an electric furnace would be the clear option.
Should I Choose A Gas Or Electric Furnace? Choose Confidently With Blanco AC!
When determining which type of furnace would work best for you, the professionals here at Blanco AC are more than happy to sort things out. We have been providing the highest standards of Blanco furnace installation possible and want to extend that expertise to you.
If you’re in need of any type of HVAC, electrical or plumbing help, feel free to call us today! We’ve been setting the standard for superior home services in the Hill Country and want to show you why we confidently claim to be the absolute best around.