Gas furnaces are the most popular type of heating in our area. Whether you’re building a new home or you’re replacing the old furnace in your current home, a gas furnace is a great option. For knowledgeable, efficient installation of gas furnaces in Montgomery County, Howard County, and Frederick, Maryland, as well as the greater Washington, D.C., metro area, rely on the experienced HVAC technicians at Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning.
Why should you consider a gas furnace for your home?
Gas Furnaces Are Cheaper to Operate
Many homeowners are attracted by the price of electric furnaces. Although a gas furnace costs more up front, it’s more economical over the long term because gas is a cheaper fuel than electricity.
Gas Heats Your Home Faster Than Electric
When you feel cold and you adjust the thermostat accordingly, your heating system responds faster if you use a gas furnace. That’s because gas furnaces get hotter faster, so they warm up your space quicker.
Gas Furnaces Are Better for the Environment
Most electricity is produced through the burning of coal and other fossil fuels. While nuclear and solar and other renewable energy sources continue to be used, the U.S. still depends heavily on fossil fuels. While gas furnaces do emit greenhouse gases, the result is still a much cleaner burn than with fossil fuels.
Gas Furnaces Are Advantageous in Our Climate
The Maryland/D.C. area climate is funny — we use our air conditioning here almost as much as we use our furnaces. However, we use our furnaces often enough for it to matter that gas is a better and more cost-effective option than electricity.
Gas Is Easier to Use Than Oil or Propane
While oil and propane are legitimate choices for fuels to heat your home, if you do not already use this type of fuel for your furnace, you will have to invest in a storage tank. Some people consider these large tanks on their property unattractive. Moreover, it’s important to have them regularly serviced and maintained to make sure they are safe, not leaking, and working properly.
Gas Furnace Installation & Replacement
Gas usually wins out in the home heating debate because it’s cheaper to use and heats your home faster. If you have an electric furnace now and want to convert to gas, this may be a good decision for you. If you already have a gas line in your home that powers other appliances, this will make the conversion cheaper. If not, we will have to bring a gas line into your home. There is an expense associated with this, but as you replace your other appliances, you can opt for gas versions, saving on operating costs.
When you’re ready to replace your furnace, whether it’s gas, electric, or another type, call on the expert HVAC technicians at Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning of Gaithersburg to do the job. We have 40 years of experience with furnace installation and a long list of satisfied customers. Contact us today for more information or a free estimate on your HVAC system project.