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Is a Gas Furnace Worth It?


There is more than one type of heating system out there. One of the most popular systems for home heating that has only gotten better over the years is the gas furnace in Troy, VA.

This type of system is well known for being effective, energy efficient, and safe. But you may be wondering if it is the right fit for you. We are happy to help answer that question. We want to make sure that you have the best heater for your home. Here’s what you need to know.

Why a Gas Furnace Can Be a Good Fit

Gas-powered furnaces are popular for more than one reason. This type of heating system may be a good fit for you if you are interested in these benefits.

  • Great energy efficiency: A gas-powered furnace is made to be far more energy efficient than an oil-burning system might. What’s more these systems are worlds more efficient than the ones made in decades past. That means that they are able to make a maximum amount of warmth for the amount of fuel they burn.
  • High effectiveness in cold weather: There are times when certain heating systems can be overwhelmed or become far too costly to run. Extreme cold temperatures will give almost any heating system a challenge. The thing is that, even in freezing temperatures, gas furnaces can still heat your home effectively.
  • Lengthy lifespan: A long lifespan is a selling point for any heating system. That’s why it is good to know that your gas-powered furnace, when installed by a professional and maintained well, is going to last up to 15 years before needing a replacement.

Gas vs. All-Electric Furnaces

One thing that you may be wondering is if you are better off getting an all-electric furnace instead of a gas-powered one. The answer can vary based on your situation and your needs.

We have one key question that can make things easier to decide on. Do you have a pre-existing gas line connection? If not, then an all-electric furnace may not be a viable option because you’ll have to factor in the cost of installing that gas line connection along with installing the furnace itself.

If you already have a gas line connection in your home, then a gas furnace can be a great option. At this point, the other cost factor to consider will be the cost of electricity. If you have highly affordable electricity in your area, an all-electric furnace could still be a good option. If electricity costs are higher, you may want to opt for a gas furnace.

Whether you know what kind of furnace you want or if you need some extra input, you can count on our team to help. We can assist with pairing you with the right system and get the installation done correctly and safely.

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. Contact Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your furnace service.

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