Is a gas or an electric furnace the right option for your home?
Sooner or later, you’re going to have to replace your furnace, and when you do, you’ll have to decide whether you want an electric furnace or a gas furnace. At Culler Plumbing Services, we understand how difficult this decision can be, and in our previous blog, our Belleville plumber went over a few important things to help you decide. Here are a few more important considerations to help you decide between a gas and an electric furnace:
Although gas furnaces are designed to be as safe as possible, there is an inherent risk any time natural gas is involved. Gas leaks can and do happen, and they can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, fires or even explosions. From a safety standpoint, an electric furnace is a better option.
Electric furnaces are very easy and straightforward to maintain, and in most cases, you’ll be able to troubleshoot issues without having to call in a professional. Gas furnaces, on the other hand, need regular maintenance by a professional. If you have a gas furnace, maintenance is absolutely essential for keeping you and your family safe.
Electric furnaces aren’t as efficient as gas furnaces, and part of the reason for this is that they require more energy to heat your home to a certain temperature. Gas furnaces are much more efficient than electric furnaces, and they can usually heat up to higher temperatures than electric furnaces.
Now that you know more about electric and gas furnaces, you have the information you need to choose the best option for you! Contact us today if you have any questions or concerns!