If you’re building a new home or you’re in the market for furnace replacement, you may be considering buying an electric furnace. The professional HVAC technicians at Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning have been installing electric furnaces throughout Montgomery County and the greater Washington, D.C., area for 40 years. You can trust our recommendations and our expertise with electric furnaces.
Electric Furnaces Are Cheaper Than Gas
What often initially attracts a homeowner to an electric furnace is the price tag — after all, who wants to pay more than they have to for a furnace?
Electric Furnaces Last Longer Than Gas
Not only is an electric furnace cheaper to buy, but it also lasts longer than a gas furnace. Electric furnaces last an average of 20-30 years while gas furnaces only last 15-20 years. Installation in a new home will be less costly as well if gas lines are not brought into the home.
No Carbon Monoxide Worries
When you have a gas furnace in your home, you must have a CO detector too. That’s because if a gas furnace malfunctions, it can release deadly carbon monoxide into the air. You will never run this risk with an electric furnace.
Electricity Is Always Available
Although gas is the most popular fuel for furnaces in the U.S., it’s not available everywhere. In more rural or remote areas, the only options may be electricity, oil or propane. If you choose oil or propane, you must keep in mind that you will need to buy a storage tank for your fuel and maintain it to prevent leaks and other problems.
It’s Easy to Convert to Electric
If you have a gas furnace that you need to replace, it’s easy to convert your heating system to electric. All our installers need to do is connect it to a power source and it’s ready to go.
Electric Furnaces Are Quieter
For light sleepers and anyone annoyed by HVAC sounds, an electric furnace is a good choice. Electric furnaces are quieter than gas furnaces because they have no burners and fewer moving parts.
Maintenance Costs Are Lower
Because they are inherently safer and simpler to operate, electric furnaces are also easier to maintain.
Electric Is Easier and Cheaper to Install
If you’re building a new home, there is a cost associated with bringing a gas line into your house and connecting it to various appliances (furnace, stove, clothes dryer, etc.). When you opt for an electric furnace and appliances, this isn’t necessary, so there is a cost savings. Further, even when you already have a gas line in the house, installing a new gas furnace is still more involved and time-consuming than installing an electric furnace.
Electrical Heating Contractor
If you need a new electric furnace installed at your property, rely on the expert HVAC technicians at Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning of Gaithersburg to handle your furnace installation. We have installed thousands of electric furnaces in our 40 years of working on HVAC systems in and around Montgomery County, Maryland, and our residential and commercial customers trust us implicitly. Call us today for a free estimate for electric furnace installation.