Which Furnace is for you?

tech-furnace-doing-something-at-bottomThe furnace is, without doubt, one of the most common and popular of all home heating systems. That being said, simply deciding that you would like to use a furnace in your home is not quite enough to ensure your 100% satisfaction with your heating system. You must also decide which type of furnace you will use to keep your living space warm and cozy.

The two most popular furnaces out there are gas and electric models. Each has its own pros and cons, so it is important that you consider your options carefully before deciding. If you have any questions or are ready to schedule professional furnace services, just give the pros here at BreedLove Dobbs a call and schedule an appointment with us.

Gas Furnaces

The gas furnace is a natural fit for many homeowners by using natural gas in order to provide heat by which to warm air for distribution throughout their homes. Natural gas is an affordable fuel option, and is also piped directly into the home. This means that you do not have to worry about scheduling fuel deliveries, nor will you have to keep a supply of fuel on site at your property. However, not all homes are located near a gas main, which is a necessity if you are to tap into a natural gas supply.

As well as being more cost effective to operate, gas heating systems generally heat the home faster than electric units. Gas systems tend to be more effective and efficient in very cold temperatures because gas systems will achieve a higher temperature than electric units in the extreme cold winter months that are creeping in.

Electric Furnaces

While natural gas may not be available to all homeowners, pretty much everyone has access to electricity. This makes the electric furnace an enticing option for many homeowners. New electric furnaces are more efficient than ever before. Your initial investment will be lower if you purchase an electric unit. However, it is important to remember that electricity is much more expensive to purchase than natural gas in many areas and so to operate an electric furnace is more costly.

Maintaining an electric unit is very straightforward and does not require a great deal of effort. Many times, the homeowner is able to troubleshoot and resolve issues without the assistance of an HVAC professional. Finally, electric units pose a lower risk to inhabitants of the home. Gas furnaces emit a low level of carbon monoxide and the homeowner must ensure that the unit is functioning properly at all times. Electric units do not need as much attention.

Ultimately, you are the only person capable of determining which furnace is the right fit for your home. Whichever you may choose, though, you can count on our staff to ensure that your furnace is expertly installed and serviced, so call today to get started.

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