Gas vs Electric Furnaces

December 18, 2019

If you’re in the market for a new furnace, you may be wondering whether to buy one that is powered by gas or one that is powered by electricity. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each choice and what the deciding factor may be in your situation. There are advantages to both.

Why Buy a Gas Furnace?

Perhaps the best reason to buy a gas furnace is that they are more efficient and cost less to operate. This may be ideal if you live in a larger home or need your house to warm quickly. They may also provide more heat than an electric furnace, which makes them perfect for cold winter nights in Philadelphia. The folks at Peters Associates may be able to install a gas furnace or help to maintain the one that is currently in your home.

Why Buy an Electric Furnace?

Electric furnaces may be easier to install than a gas furnace, and they may be easier to maintain over their useful life. Another selling point is that they can last for up to 30 years if properly maintained. Gas furnaces tend to last for 20 to 25 years under normal conditions and when properly maintained. Finally, electric furnaces cost about $2,500 while a gas furnace could cost up to $7,000 or more.

How Do You Decide Between Your Options?

When buying a furnace, you want to choose a product that will be a good fit for both your house and your budget. If cost is your main concern, an electric furnace may be the better option. However, if you are sensitive to cold weather, a gas furnace can provide quality comfort during even the harshest of winters.

Contact Peters Associates in Philadelphia to learn more about our furnace products and installation options. We can also install water heaters, perform indoor air quality assessments and turn your house into a smart home.

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