5 Key Benefits of Gas Heating Your Home This Winter
Published on Jan 6, 2020 in Comfort Controls
Winter isn’t just coming, it’s here. If you’re building a new home or considering replacing your existing furnace, you might be wondering what type of heating is the best for your home, the environment, and your wallet.
By far, gas heating offers the most benefits to homeowners for a variety of reasons. Seriously considering a gas furnace? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of gas heating.
1. It’s More Energy Efficient
Gas heating is much more efficient than oil or electric heating. Gas furnaces are extremely efficient, work faster, and produce more heat. So not only are they warming your home faster, but they are also cheaper to operate. The only variable is the cost of natural gas, of course.
2. It’s More Eco-Friendly and Clean
Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, which means it’s not filling the air with any pollutants. Advances in gas furnaces have made them even cleaner. Gas heating also eliminates the need for an oil tank, which always has the possibility of spilling or leaking, polluting the ground around it.
Burning natural gas reduces the amount of greenhouse gases your household emits, which is good for the environment. The carbon dioxide put off by burning natural gas is also much less than other heating fuels, like coal, oil, or wood.
3. It’s Convenient
Heating with oil means you need to have your oil tank filled each winter. If you forget, are late, or have a very early cold spell, you might find yourself in a situation where you have an empty oil tank and a cold home.
Gas heating requires nothing other than maybe a seasonal tune-up each fall, to make sure you’re ready for winter.
4. It’s Reliable
Gas heating is reliable in that you don’t have to worry about surprise electricity outages impacting the temperature in your home. If you have a gas furnace, you can have a professional hook it up to a generator. In the event of a power outage, you’ll have heat.
You’ll also never have to worry about being surprised by a cold home due to an empty oil tank.
5. It’s Safer for Your Family
Natural gas burns cleaner, benefiting the environment, but it benefits your family as well. The amount of sulfur dioxide, airborne particulates, and other contaminants released through the burning of natural gas is minimal. There is also minimal carbon dioxide released by burning natural gas, again benefiting your family.
Gas Heating is the Best Choice
It’s clear that gas heating is the best choice for your home, your family, and your wallet. If you are building a home and have a choice of heating source, a gas furnace is the way to go. Similarly, if you are replacing a furnace in your existing home, gas is the best choice for you.
If you need repairs to your existing furnace or installation of a new system, get in touch with us today. We offer convenient online scheduling and can assist with all of your HVAC needs.