When the cool weather arrives, it is time to start thinking about your furnace. If you are considering a furnace replacement, many homeowners have to decide between an electric vs gas furnace. Both types of furnace have their benefits and drawbacks. The choice between gas or electric furnaces comes down to what you prefer for your home. If you are not sure which is the better option for your home, you are encouraged to contact Oliver Heating and Cooling to speak with one of our HVAC specialists.
The Pros and Cons of Gas & Electric Furnaces
Oliver breaks down some of the benefits and detriments of these types of furnaces. Every home has unique requirements so don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss your needs.
Electric Furnace Benefits
- Lower installation costs
- Life span of 20-30 years
- No carbon monoxide fumes
- Can be integrated with your air conditioning unit
- Runs very quietly while in use
Gas Furnace Benefits
- Lower heating costs
- More efficiently heats your home
- Better for colder climates
- Can be integrated into your air conditioning unit
- Evenly heats your home
Electric Furnace Cons
- Can cost more to heat your home
- Does not efficiently or evenly heat home
- Takes longer to achieve the desired temperature
Gas Furnace Cons
- Life span of 10-20 years
- Carbon monoxide concerns
- Operates louder than an electric furnace
Electric vs Gas Furnace – Which is Right for Me?
As you can see, each type of furnace has many benefits and drawbacks. Electric furnaces are more cost-effective to initially install and run very quietly. However, they do not heat your home evenly and heating costs more because it is from electricity.
Gas furnaces are powerful and can heat your home quickly and evenly. It will not take long for your home to achieve the right temperature with a gas furnace. Gas furnaces are also less expensive to run than electric units. These units, however, can be louder than an electric unit when it runs and do not have as long of a life span as the electric units.
Choose Oliver for Your Furnace Replacement Needs
Oliver can install either electric or gas furnaces for your home. They will gladly help you choose your furnace based on your house size and heating needs. Contact us today for a quote on a new furnace and beat the winter rush.