Gas or Electric: Choosing the Right Furnace for Your Home

We are definitely already into the coldest time of the year, but that does not necessarily mean that you shouldn’t be thinking about a new heating system. Whether it’s become apparent that your heater is not going to make it through the season, or if you’re just planning on replacing your heater this coming spring, it is always a good idea to have a new system in mind. If you’re thinking about installing a furnace in a new home, or replacing an existing heater with a furnace in Stamford, CT, ours is the number to dial. There is a lot to consider, but you can count on T&H Mechanical Systems to help you find the best heater for your home and personal user preferences.

Gas vs. Electric

Even if you are certain that you want to use a furnace in order to heat your home, you are going to have to narrow that choice down further. There are both gas and electric furnaces to consider, and each system has its own pros and cons. Consider the following information in determining which type of system best suits you.

First of all, the gas furnace may well be the most popular of all home heating systems available. Natural gas is quite clean-burning for a fossil fuel, and tends to be quite affordable. However, the use of a gas furnace does necessitate the proximity to a gas line. Some homes may not have access to natural gas, and some homeowners simply prefer not to pipe this gas to their homes.

Electric furnaces offer the benefit of using only electricity in their operation, which is available in just about any home. These systems are also incredibly efficient, as they don’t lose heat via the venting of flue gases. However, electricity is also generally much more expensive than natural gas, so an electric furnace may still prove more costly to run. If you have any questions about your furnace options, please do not hesitate to give us a call.