Schaal Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘electric furnace’

Electric or Gas: Choosing the Perfect Furnace

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Unlike what many homeowners may think, furnaces actually come in many different shapes and sizes. Large, small, efficient, inefficient, gas, or electric—and while the first two categories might be easy for a professional technician to figure out for you, the last might be something a homeowner will need to be acquainted with. The answer to which type of furnace you should invest in, gas or electric, might not be a question that’s easily answered.

When it comes to HVAC in Norwalk, IA different types of furnaces suit different homes. A professional technician might be able to tell you which type of furnace they think could be a good choice, but ultimately it will be your decision when push comes to shove.

So today, we’re going to try and shed some information on each type of furnace and their advantages, in hopes that you have the tools to invest in the right system for you and your home.

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Choosing a Furnace: Gas vs. Electric

Monday, September 5th, 2016

We’re still a few weeks out from the point at which our heaters will really be needed. That means that now is a great time to install a heater in a new property, or to replace an existing system. Whatever the case may be, we often recommend that homeowners consider the use of a furnace to heat their homes.

Furnaces of all kinds share a few things in common, such as heating air directly and using a system of ductwork in order to distribute that heated air throughout the house. One factor in which they differ, though, is the means by which they heat that air. Most homeowners will find themselves choosing between natural gas or electric furnaces in Des Moines, IA.

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Benefits an Electric Furnace Can Offer

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Not too long ago, there wasn’t much in the way of choices when it came to installing a furnace in your Des Moines home. Fuel choices were limited mostly to natural gas, although some furnaces could also operate with oil and later, propane. Today, homeowners can choose a furnace that doesn’t heat via combustion by opting for an electric furnace.

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