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Is Gas Best? How to Decide If a Gas Furnace is the Right Choice for Your Home

Chris Helms - Thursday, November 27, 2014
Gas Furnaces

Gas furnaces may be a smart option for your home heating needs.

Are furnaces part of your daily conversation? Probably not. But when the time comes and you need to make a choice on what type of furnace to purchase, it helps to know the pros and cons of the options available. Here’s some information on the benefits of a gas furnace to help you decide if it’s right for your home:

Gas Furnaces are Energy Efficient 

There are a few reasons gas furnaces are more energy efficient. First of all, these systems are manufactured with the highest energy efficiency ratings, so they run more efficiently right out of the gate. Additionally, gas heats air to a higher temperature, which means your furnace runs less, saving you money on your energy bills.

Gas Furnaces are Safer for the Environment

The only byproducts of natural gas, when burned by your furnace to create heat, are water vapor and carbon dioxide (in small quantities). Compared to other household heating fuels, like propane or oil, the emissions from natural gas are the lowest and most environmentally friendly.

Gas Furnaces are Reliable

When the electricity goes out, you worry about a lot of things. With a gas furnace, how you are going to keep your home warm during an electrical outage is no longer a concern. Most gas furnaces will continue to run even if the electricity is out.

And it’s important to mention that natural gas runs through pipelines buried underground, so not only are there seldom outages, but you don’t have to worry about running out of fuel.

You’re not alone in your quest for information to help you decide what type of HVAC system is right for you. The best way to choose is to trust a professional to help guide you in your decision based on your home and your unique needs. Call the experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today at (877) GO-HELMS for more information on gas furnaces.