Gas or Electric: Which Furnace Is Best for My Raleigh Home?

January 24, 2014

Here in Raleigh, many people have furnaces in their home, powered by gas or electricity. Both have their share of advantages and both can work well with North Carolina?s comparatively mild climate. Which type of system is right for you depends on your individual circumstances, and could benefit from some formal advice by a trained Raleigh, NC heating professional. Here?s a quick breakdown of the benefits of each type of system.

Gas furnaces have the benefit of costing less to run from month to month than electric furnaces. They tend to work more quickly as well, since the forced air system moves heat around rapidly. That speed also helps gas furnaces handle particularly cold weather better than electric heaters, allowing them to warm the house up more efficiently.

On the other hand, gas furnaces usually cost more to install than electric furnaces, though you can recoup at least some of that cost over time with lower overall monthly bills. Gas furnaces don?t last as long as electric furnaces do and tend to require more repairs as well. Electric furnaces are more reliable and will go longer before requiring replacement with a new unit (though specifics vary depending upon your circumstances).

So which furnace is best for your Raleigh, NC home? You?ll need to make that decision for yourself. Regardless of what you decide, however, the pros at JD Service Now can install the unit for you. We handle heating systems of all varieties ? gas or electric ? and we?re dedicated to making you happy with every step of the process. If you need some expert advice or want to set up an installation, then contact us today to make an appointment.