Do you prefer gas or electric heat?

As an HVAC technician, I install a lot of furnaces.

I don’t just install furnaces on houses that have previously been built.

HVAC technicians are very busy during the week trying to build up new customers and help them build their dream homes. While we don’t provide the primary construct that many new customers want, we do install furnaces for the customers. One of the things that all HVAC technicians have to know when they are installing furnaces is which type they want to purchase. Some people don’t know this, but you can install either a gas furnace or an electric furnace. Although they will both get the job done when it comes to heating your home, they are distinct differences in each type of furnace, and I wanted to let you know what those differences are. Electric furnaces are definitely the more common furnace. These furnaces require you to get a larger electric box than a gas furnace, and they tend to be cheaper to purchase from the HVAC company. These electric furnaces also carry less risk, but they are definitely more expensive to use on a monthly basis. As an HVAC technician, I think that I can safely say that I definitely install more electric furnaces in new houses. Gas furnaces are another option. Although gas furnaces tend to be more expensive in the beginning, they are usually cheaper to use on a monthly basis. Natural gas carries a risk, but with a benefit. In areas where electricity is expensive, natural gas might be a better option. In the end, it all comes down to preference.

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