The amount of decisions property owners must make can be overwhelming. Property owners must make choices regarding maintenance, appearance, environment, and multiple other decisions concerning their home or business. In the HVAC community, we commonly work with customers who want to make the best heating decision for their home, but don’t know where to begin. There are multiple things to consider when choosing a furnace for your home, this article will look at the pros and cons of an electric furnace.
One of the first noticeable benefits of an electric furnace is price. Electric heating systems are generally cheaper than gas-powered furnaces. However, it should be noted, electric furnaces tend to generate a higher utility bill. This is an important factor to note, if you want to keep your energy bills low, especially during the winter month.
Electric furnaces are known for their durability and ease. Most systems last between 20 and 30 years. Electrical heating is easy to install and require maintenance. Further, electrical furnaces are typically quiet and discreet, making it comfortable to keep electrical systems nearly anywhere in your home or business.
One detriment of electrical systems is their safety risk. While electrical furnaces are perfectly safe to use when operate correctly, they do produce a low level of carbon monoxide. For this reason, it’s important home owners have a carbon monoxide detector and always ensure their unit is functioning properly. With proper up-keep and maintenance, electrical furnaces are not a safety risk and do not require much attention.
Deciding between an electrical and gas heating system can seem complicated, but it really comes down to priorities. Electrical systems will generally last longer, cost less, but produce a higher energy bill. Speak with our team of professionals at Comfort Pros to determine which heating system will work best in your home.
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