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Benefits of Natural Gas Furnaces for Homeowners

Published on: November 29, 2019

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Everyone should be able to live comfortably in their Abbotsford homes no matter how warm or cold it is outside. However, that doesn’t mean you should throw all of your money away on a furnace that’s costing you more than it’s worth. It also doesn’t mean you should settle on a furnace in your home if it’s not heating as efficiently as it could be.

If you’re considering getting a new installation in the future, or you’re looking at different options for your home, then perhaps this article can help. Here are some major benefits to settle on owning a natural gas furnace for heating as opposed to the other kinds.

1: It’s more cost and energy-efficient

The thing about electric furnaces is, it takes a lot longer for the resistance coils to heat up and then heat an entire room. This is depending on how big the room is plus how old your current furnace is. The older the model, the less efficient it will be.

Natural gas furnaces in comparison heat up a room faster than traditional ones, using less resources and thus saving you money as a result. And, according to FortisBC, compared to other fuel resources natural gas is the least expensive kind, about one third of the cost of electricity in comparison. For homeowners who want to save money on heating in the future, natural gas is the most cost-efficient and the most energy-efficient choice combined.

2: Easy to maintain and fix

A natural gas furnace works well in any home since the ones built nowadays are made to be high-quality heating systems. These furnaces can also work well with hot water heaters, central home heating systems, or anything that requires heat to work.

Compared to electric furnaces, natural gas ones rarely break down. If it’s cold out, you don’t want to wait for repairs to be completed; in the event you need to get an HVAC technician to come in for inspections and repairs, it’s less likely to happen if your furnace uses natural gas.

Another perk is that compared to an electric furnace, the natural gas kind is very easy to maintain yourself including the air filter. Whereas if there is an electrical problem, you’ll need a technician ASAP (we don’t recommend you DIY your electric furnace!).

3: Safer for families

Natural gas is both a healthier and safer heating option for you and your family. Burning natural gas produces a minimal amount of airborne particles, dissolved solids, and sulfur dioxide, all of which can negatively impact your health as well as your pets and loved ones.

Natural gas generates almost no carbon monoxide whatsoever, provided your furnace is well-maintained and properly operating. This reason is what makes this type of furnace so desirable for most homeowners.

4: Cleanliness

Natural gas, unlike propane, is a natural fossil fuel that has less of a harsh environmental impact when used. The heat is produces is greater than the other resources as well. Electricity, in comparison, is usually produced by burning fossil fuels which produces just as much waste as it would to heat via burning fossil fuels directly. If you’re interested in lowering the amount of carbon and greenhouse gases emitted by your household, natural gas is the way to go because it generates less carbon dioxide compared to oil, propane, and electricity.

You can’t go wrong with upgrading to a natural gas furnace if you’re looking for comfort, convenience, and safety. If you would like to replace your old furnace with a new natural gas one, give our professional team a call. At Rep-Air Heating And Cooling we provide our customers with many options that will best suit your needs from heating and cooling to refrigeration. Contact us today for your complimentary quote: 1-778-728-1476 or and don’t forget to take a look at our website: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for free giveaways!

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