Are You Better Off With a Gas or Electric Furnace?

Are You Better Off With a Gas or Electric Furnace?


Sometimes the luxury of choice is enjoyable; at other times it feels overwhelming. We don’t want you to feel overwhelmed when it comes to keeping your home comfortable. While you should be able to enjoy choosing the best furnace for your house, it may be difficult to actually make the selection.

We can help with this and with getting your new heater installed. Read on to learn more about choosing between a gas or all-electric furnace installation in Columbus, OH.

What Factors To Consider

The first thing you should consider when selecting a heater is your needs. After all, the whole point of having this system is to improve your comfort when you are in the house. Make sure to keep these factors in mind and discuss them with your technician when selecting your furnace heater.

  • The size of your house. If you don’t already know, find out the square footage in your house and figure out how much of that space is being heated. This will determine the size of your heater.
  • Fuel type. This can be decided for you based on whether or not you have a pre-existing gas line connection. If you don’t have a gas connection, then you may have to go with the all-electric. If you do have a gas line, you can choose the option that you like best.
  • Your initial and monthly budget. Installing a new heater is always going to have a larger upfront cost. Don’t forget to look at how much your next system may cost each month though. Even if a new furnace installation isn’t too expensive, the amount of money it costs to run that system could prove cost-prohibitive, rendering it useless.

Is a Gas Furnace Right For You?

With your needs in mind, let’s look at what might make a gas furnace right for you.

First, if you have a gas line connection, it may be best to stick with a gas furnace. In many cases, natural gas is more affordable to use to create heat for your home. This can help ensure your monthly energy bills are more affordable over the years.

Is an All-Electric Furnace Your Best Option?

If you don’t want to use gas fuel in your home, we understand. That’s why all-electric furnaces are an option. Still powerful and effective, electric furnaces create heat using electrical resistance.

These systems are a good option for those who don’t already have a gas line connection in their home because getting a gas connection can prove costly. The catch here is the cost of electricity in the area. If electricity is highly affordable, then an electric furnace can be a great choice. However, if electricity is expensive, this system may be costly to run when you actually need it.

There is a lot that goes into deciding what kind of heater you want to be installed in your home. We’re here to help you consider all the necessary details and get the best system installed in your house.

Contact Paramount Heating & Air to schedule your furnace installation. The service guys in the purple trucks are here to help keep you comfortable.

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