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Choosing a Heater: The Debate Between Gas or Electric

Furnaces remain a top choice for homeowners looking for an efficient heating system to keep their homes warm all winter long. They are typically affordable when compared to other systems, and capable of heating homes highly effectively, so long as they are appropriately sized and professionally installed.

Even if you know you want a furnace, however, there are still options to consider. The big question for many homeowners is whether they’ll be using a natural gas furnace or an electrically-powered furnace. Both have their advantages, and we want to make sure you are satisfied with your choice. Keep reading to learn more about both.

The Affordability of Natural Gas

When it comes to purchasing a heating system for your home, affordability is most often at the top of the mind. This is where natural gas usually has the upper hand. Electric furnaces are very efficient and reliable, especially since they don’t lose any heat to flue gases. However, electricity is more expensive to run month-to-month than natural gas is. Basically, you’ll find that your utility bills are much lower with a gas-powered heater.

Electricity Is Readily Available

There are not a lot of homes in the country that don’t have access to electricity. Nobody is really going to argue that point! However, not every home has access to natural gas, and homeowners without existing hookups may not want to go through the hassle of having natural gas piped into their homes. Chances are pretty good that you do have access to electricity, so this is a viable resource to use to heat your home.

At the end of the day, the choice between an electric or natural gas furnace is going to be yours to make. Just remember that typically, gas models are the more popular model, especially since natural gas can be used for a number of other purposes such as ovens, ranges, clothes dryers, water heaters, and more. You can certainly run all of these appliances with electricity, it will just be a bit more costly in the long run.

Contact Riteway Service Company today for your New Braunfels, TX professional heater installation.

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