The Natural Gas Advantage

September 3, 2008 by  
Filed under 03: Gas Furnaces

It’s hard to know which type of energy fuel is better for home heating. Homeowners are familiar with the up-and-down cycle of natural gas prices. Before choosing the fuel type for a new heating system, weigh the advantages and disadvantages.

Even with seasonal increases, high-efficiency gas furnaces cost less to operate than electric furnaces. Natural gas is always available, while the oil market is unstable from the conflicts in the Middle East. You also do not have the hassle of refilling and maintaining storage tanks, like you do with oil.

Natural gas requires no large storage tanks in your basement. It also is less polluting, producing almost no emissions.

Replacing Your Furnace

September 2, 2008 by  
Filed under 03: Gas Furnaces

There are usually two major reasons why you are choosing another forced-air furnace. The first is that your furnace does not function. It has just broken down, irrevocably, or it has been “red-tagged” or condemned by gas inspectors. If it is winter and your house is getting colder quickly, you may not have the luxury of making a reasoned choice on what to buy next. The other situation is that your furnace is getting old, or your fuel bills are becoming too excessive to tolerate. In this case, you have the time to shop around and get the best furnace and fuel for your situation.