Is an Electric Furnace Right for You?

Most homes in the Anaheim, CA area use forced-air furnaces for heat, typically gas-fed furnaces fueled by links to the civic gas line. They’re safe and effective, but electric furnaces can serve much the same function, and depending upon the needs of your home, might prove a better fit for you than a gas system will. If you’re looking at getting a new furnace in the spring, or your old furnace has suffered a sudden breakdown and a new furnace is required immediately, you should consider the benefits an electric furnace can bring.

  • Self-contained. Gas furnaces usually need to be hooked up to the civic lines, but if you live in the hills or similar out-of-the-way location, that might be difficult. Electric furnaces get around the problem by drawing power from your home electrical grid, allowing you to keep your home comparatively self-contained.
  • Cheaper to install. Though electric furnaces often cost more to run than gas furnaces, they cost less to install, making it easier to pull the trigger on one if your budget is tight.
  • Longer lasting. Electrical furnaces tend to last longer than gas furnaces, giving you more value for your dollar and delaying the day when you need to get the furnace replaced. Furthermore, they don’t run into as many problems on the whole and require fewer service calls and maintenance. Again, this is a big advantage if your home lies off the beaten path.

That come with a few strings of course, notably in the monthly cost of running the furnace, which may be more than your budget is comfortable supporting. But over the long term, electric furnaces provide eminent reliability, as well as an easy solution to homes that might not be able to support a gas system

Call JC Mechanical, Inc. today to discuss your electric furnace options further.

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