If you are in the position of choosing a new heating system for your home, one of your options is an electric furnace. Many homeowners initially balk at the idea of an electric furnace as they garnered a bad reputation not too long ago. However, many strides have been made with these heating systems, and they have become a viable option for many homeowners. Here are some of the reasons why an electric furnace may be for you:
Very High AFUE Ratings
The AFUE rating of a heating system tells you how efficiently that heating system utilizes fuel. It is a rate expressed in a percentage. Electric furnaces are often given 100% AFUE ratings because they don’t lose any energy to combustion byproducts. In other words, you aren’t losing any fuel to waste that is expelled through the furnace’s flue. This can be very attractive to certain homeowners.
You Don’t Need Fossil Fuels
Whether you simply don’t want to use any or you don’t have access to a gas or propane line, you won’t have to worry with an electric furnace.
It Is Easier to Maintain
Like any other heating system, an electric furnace needs to be maintained annually, but the process, while in-depth, is much cleaner. This is because your technician isn’t dealing with soot, ash and other combustion byproducts that can make the system dirty.
They Have a Longer Lifespan
Combustion heating systems like gas or propane furnaces, or boilers, typically have a lifespan of 15-20 years. Electric furnaces last an average of 20-30 years, giving you upwards of 10 extra years before you need to purchase a new system.
No Need to Worry about Carbon Monoxide
While you should always protect yourself from carbon monoxide, you won’t have to worry about your electric furnace being the source of this kind of gas.
Think an electric furnace may be an option for you? Call the pros at Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling today and schedule an appointment for your home in Marietta, GA.
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