Gas or Electric Furnace? Let Us Help You Decide

It’s that time of year again. Summer is sadly coming to an end and if you don’t have a working heating system in place, you have just a couple of months to get one installed before the cold weather hits. If you’re in the market for a new heating system for your Maryland or Washington, DC home, you may be comparing a gas vs. electric furnace. Both systems have their advantages; there’s really no one right answer for every household. The system you choose will depend on your home, your budget, and your family’s lifestyle. Let our experts help you decide.

Gas vs. Electric Furnace

Natural gas is plentiful in the DC area and thus a less expensive heating source than most other types of fuel. A gas furnace is also very efficient, requires little maintenance, and will keep your home evenly heated throughout the cold weather season. Some high-efficiency gas heating systems will also qualify homeowners for a credit on state and/or local income taxes. Plus, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ll have heat even when the power goes out during a storm!

Although electricity costs more than natural gas, an electric furnace offers other benefits. Electricity is a very clean fuel and doesn’t produce potentially-hazardous combustion gases, such as carbon monoxide. The initial installation cost of an electric furnace also tends to be less expensive than other types of heating systems.

Contact Us to Install Your New Furnace in Maryland or Washington, DC

The ideal time to update your home heating system is now. If your existing heating system is more than 15 years old, is starting to get too noisy, or is costing you more than usual on your monthly utility bills, it’s likely time to invest in a new gas or electric furnace.

At Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning, we want your family to stay warm and comfortable this coming winter and for years to come. We typically recommend gas furnaces for our DC-area clients, but our technicians have the expertise to help you make a well-informed decision when it comes to a gas vs. electric furnace.

We’re happy to take the time to match you with the right heating system for your house, family, and budget. In fact, we’ve been helping Maryland and DC homeowners with their heating needs for more than 20 years. To schedule an appointment, call us today at 301-990-7970 .

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