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Electric Or Gas Furnace? Which One Is Right For You?

Whether you are upgrading from a wood stove to a furnace or you have a current furnace and are looking for a new one, you want to make sure you get the most efficient and beneficial furnace for your needs. This means choosing between a gas or electric furnace, both of which have their benefits but should also be compared one against the other to see which option is best.

Here is a guide to help you determine which type of furnace is best for you. While both gas and electric options are great, you should really compare them one to another to see which one will ultimately bring your home warmth and comfort. Always have a furnace installed, inspected, repaired, and removed by a furnace installer.


The initial cost of installing either a gas or electric stove can be similar, depending on how large of a unit you need and whether you already have a propane tank or a gas line installed or if you have already had electrical outlets put in place and you are not doing a conversion. However, if it comes down to converting to a new type of furnace, it may be most cost-effective to do an electric furnace.

While the cost of electricity for your electric furnace can remain relatively consistent, the rates for propane can vary, although if you buy propane during slower seasons, your costs may be cheaper. Your furnace installation specialist will give you an estimate for either type of cost.


If you were to have an electrical problem in the home or a storm knocked out power for any given period of time, then you would lose the power you have to an electric furnace if this is the type of unit you have installed. However, if you were to run out of propane in your propane tank and have to wait for delivery, you would be out of gas usage for a while as well. If you can put your propane on an auto order, then this type of furnace can be best for you. However, if you have an electric furnace installed but you have a generator purchased along with it, then you have a backup in the event power goes out as well.

In the end, it's up to you whether a gas or electric furnace is best for your needs. Your furnace installation specialist will let you know which option works best for you as well.

Contact a company like Bowen Refrigeration for any furnace questions or services needed.