When considering the installation of a new heating system it’s important to determine
whether you want to go with electric or natural gas. But the options can be overwhelming, so we put a few facts together for you to compare the benefits of each.
Electric heating systems are available for homeowners who don’t have access to natural gas lines or when natural gas is too cost prohibitive. Electric systems don’t produce toxic waste products such as carbon monoxide. Electric heating is a cost efficient solution for homeowners looking to heat a three season room or a home addition. Baseboard or under the floor heating increases the comfort of a room that has tile floors, as these floors are otherwise cold during the winter months. Homeowners can choose an electric furnace, an electric boiler, or baseboard heating.
Natural Gas Heat
Natural gas is an energy efficient way to heat a home. Gas furnaces can last for 25 years or more when properly maintained. Many people feel that gas furnaces produce a more comfortable type of home heating, as the indoor air is less dry with gas heat. Gas furnaces can be connected to a humidifier for added comfort during the winter months. In areas where the cost of natural gas is low, homeowners will enjoy low monthly heating costs when using natural gas furnaces to heat their homes.
Things to Consider
Choosing an electrical versus natural gas heater is a personal matter that requires careful consideration. Some of the factors that a homeowner should consider before making a purchase include: