The Differences Between Gas and Electric Furnaces

Gas furnaces and electric furnaces differ primarily in their source of fuel, and which one works best for your Boise home depends on your specific needs. Gas furnaces use natural gas, piped into burners which transfer the heat to the air via a heat exchanger. Electric furnaces use heated coils to perform the same job, powered by the electrical grid in your home.

Electric furnaces tend to cost less to install and work well for rural homes without access to natural gas mains. They can cost more to run than gas–fed furnaces, however. Always trust a professional heating and cooling service to help you determine which system is right for your home, and when timely repairs are needed.

Keeping them Running

The secret to keeping furnaces running is to be proactive: jumping on potential problems quickly and spotting the early signs that something is amiss. The best way to do this is with an annual or semi–annual maintenance session, taking place on a regular basis throughout the system’s life. You can help out the cause on this by checking for signs of anything unusual, which can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Strange sounds or noises coming from your furnace. These will usually start and stop when you turn your furnace off and on.
  • Unexpectedly high bills, despite not using your furnace any more than normal.
  • Cool air or insufficiently warm air coming from the vents.
  • Reduced air flow coming from the vents.

If you spot these symptoms, shut off the furnace and call our trained team right away!

Installation, Repairs and Servicing!

A top–notch furnace service will ensure that a new furnace gets off of the right foot and performs as effectively as possible. But that’s only the start of the connection. A good service will also be on hand to perform timely maintenance – once or twice a year ideally – to cut down on wear and tear, and spot any big problems while they’re still small.

When the unexpected arises, the same service should be there for top–notch repairs, and when your furnace comes to the end of its (hopefully long) life, they’re ready to go with a brand new system. We’re here for you throughout the life of your furnace, and can service both gas furnaces and electric furnaces alike. Give us a call today and let us know how we can help!

Recommended products we offer

Learn more about each line of products with the following Bryant brochures. Contact us to learn more about installations

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