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How to Choose Your Furnace: Gas vs. Electric

No matter the season, it is always important to feel confident in your home’s heating system. If you are considering adding or changing to a different type of furnace, it’s essential that you know whether a gas or electric version would work best for you. It’s always best to purchase the type of furnace that is best for your home’s needs, as well as the needs of your family.

Perhaps you plan on riding the winter out with the heating system that you have in place, but are thinking forward to a replacement system for the upcoming fall season.

Whatever the scenario, you are wise to consider the employing the use of a furnace. There are many reasons why so many homeowners swear by furnaces to keep their families comfortable when temperatures drop. Just remember that if you choose a furnace for your heating needs, it must be expertly installed and serviced. Contact Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing for help in narrowing down your choices. We have the experience and know-how to figure out which system might be right for you and your home. We are always ready and reliable to repair, replace, install, or merely maintain your furnace system.

Is a Gas Furnace Right for Me?

For many homeowners, the gas furnace is the pinnacle of the home heating experience. It’s actually pretty hard to make an argument against a gas furnace. These systems are very effective, combusting natural gas in order to heat air, which is then distributed throughout a home utilizing ductwork. The fact that natural gas is a fairly affordable fuel source, and that it burns hot and efficiently, only adds to the appeal. Plus, unlike oil or propane, natural gas is piped directly to the home and the appliances that use it. This means that you won’t ever have to worry about fuel deliveries or on-site storage. And while natural gas is a fossil fuel, is considered to be fairly clean-burning.

Is an Electric Furnace Right for Me?

Electric furnaces are great options for many homes. They are easy to install and maintain down the road. They typically cost less (even up to half of the price) upfront than their gas counterparts. And they can last up to 30 years, while gas furnaces typically only last up to 20 years. They are especially good for warm climates where they don’t need to be used regularly. Further, they are safer and quieter than gas-fueled furnaces, and there is no worry about exposure to carbon monoxide, a risk whenever gas is utilized.

Unlike gas-fueled furnaces, they do not lose heat generated by flue gases. However, depending upon your cost of electricity, an electric furnace could end up costing more per month to warm your home than an efficient gas furnace. It is important to comparison shop to find out which option might be cheaper for you in the long term.

The major argument against electric furnaces is the long-term cost of electricity. However, they make great options for homes that lack natural gas hookups or access but still crave the performance quality and ease of a furnace.

Let the experts at Goettl help you decide what type of furnace is right for your home.


The Goettl Service Difference

Our team of air conditioning and plumbing professionals [[in $CITYSTATE]] are more than just experts in their field. All candidate must meet rigorous standards in order to be hired by Goettl. Not only do we use background checks and drug checks to verify that applicants meet the highest of standards, but they must also pass an extensive skill test, a personality test, and be Sadie-certified.

Know you can trust Goettl home service providers to keep your AC, heating and plumbing systems functioning optimally and your home safe and clean.

We’ve been providing quality home services since 1939. We believe in doing things the right way, not the easy way. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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