Furnace Showdown: Gas vs. Electric

When you’re looking to get a new furnace installation for your Houston home, odds are you’re not looking for “good enough.” You want a furnace that is reliable. A system that you can depend on for years to provide quality heating to your home. But when you begin your search for the best, you might notice something potentially discouraging. There are a lot of furnace systems to choose from.

At BVS Air Conditioning & Heating, our experts know that choosing the best heating option for your home is critical. If you don’t know whether to go gas or electric, it’s our job to help you decide which suits your needs best. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do!

Ready to get the perfect furnace for your Texas home? Contact the certified professionals at BVS today!

Gas vs. Electric: Which Is Best for You?

And we do mean for you. Either option is really strong and has benefits unique to the system. Americans rely on both gas and electric year in and year out, and neither is objectively better. But one or the other can be better for you specifically, depending on what kind of perks suit you best. Let’s have a chat about…

Cost

Gas furnaces tend to cost a bit more upon the initial purchase, as a gas furnace just runs for more on the current market. However, they also tend to cost less to operate in the end, as gas is a bit cheaper than electricity per BTU.

Electric furnaces, on the other hand, are very cost-effective to buy. This makes them very attractive to newer homeowners, or homeowners looking to get a heating system on a budget that would rather avoid a high initial purchase cost.

Efficiency

Wondering which system runs more efficiently? Honestly, both are pretty high in overall efficiency, though an electric furnace edges slightly ahead due to the sheer range of systems available for purchase. If you want a super high-efficiency system, there are HE electric furnaces available that can fit the bill perfectly well.

Heating Quality

So which furnace actually keeps your home warmer? Realistically, either furnace can do the job perfectly well. There’s a reason why these furnaces are the most common heating systems used worldwide. It is true, however, that a gas furnace is just a super powerhouse. Gas furnaces are exceptionally strong, provide excellent heating, and do so quite fast. When you kick on a gas furnace, you feel it. But here in Houston, TX, our experts can heartily recommend both for your home heating needs.

Lifespan

Furnaces are an investment no matter which you choose, and that makes lifespan a pretty big deal. So which furnace lasts longer? The answer here, surprisingly, is electric. An electric furnace can last up to multiple decades if it’s getting proper professional maintenance. A gas furnace, however, tend to work perfectly for around a decade, sometimes a bit more.

Furnace Installation with BVS in Houston

So, which furnace stands out to you? Both can offer you great and unique advantages, so it can be a hard decision. But it’s not one you have to make alone! Our certified HVAC professionals always put your needs first, and we’d be happy to help you choose the perfect furnace for your home. Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule a consultation with a BVS expert!