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Electric vs. Gas Furnaces: Which Is Better?

Everyone has their opinions on what they think is the best option in different situations. For example:

  • Paper or plastic?
  • Physical or digital books?
  • Hot coffee or iced?
  • Flat or sparkling water?

It is likely that in each of those “either/or” questions, you have an answer. But what if someone asked you whether you preferred gas or electric? Maybe you’d have an answer or maybe you would have trouble figuring out what they meant.

We want to dive more into the question of “gas or electric” because it pertains to an important subject: furnaces! You can choose a gas furnace for your home or an all-electric one. And if you asked which option is better, you wouldn’t be the first.

Determining Which Type of Furnace Is Better

When it comes to furnaces, you have a choice between natural gas systems and electric ones. If you are wondering which type of system is better, we have an answer that you may not expect:

It depends!

Surprised? That’s okay. You aren’t the only one. So many of us think that there has to be a system type that is ultimately best, but this isn’t the case. It really does depend on your heating needs. The right system is the one that fits your heating needs best.

Choosing Between a Gas or Electric Furnace

At this point, you are likely asking, “Okay how do I know which furnace option is best for me?” We can give you some guidelines that will allow you to choose the optimal system for your home. Then you can reach out to us for an installation furnace service in Raleigh, NC.

  • When to go with gas: A lot of people use natural gas furnaces for good reason. Natural gas is an energy-efficient and eco-friendly fuel source. It works well even when temperatures are icy cold. As long as you already have a gas line connection in your home, this is a great option. If you don’t already have a gas line for your home, you may have to weigh the cost of installing one into your decision.
  • When to select an electric option: All-electric furnaces are also great choices. These systems are ideal for anyone who doesn’t have a gas line or may be too far out to get a good gas line connection. As long as electricity in your area is reasonably priced, an electric furnace can be a great choice for heating your home.

Our Team Can Help

Not sure about which type of furnace to choose? That’s okay, we can help. We can assess your home and your heating needs and work with you to select the best heating system for your house. From there, you can rely on our professional technicians to provide an expert installation service that will get you set up with a reliable and efficient furnace.

When you need help with your home heating system services, come to the team at Sloan Service Company, Inc. We are the Heating, Cooling, & Electrical Experts of Raleigh and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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