Electric furnaces are not as common as natural gas furnaces in local homes, but that doesn’t mean that electric furnaces don’t come with some excellent advantages. Although gas furnaces generally cost less to run and have higher heating capacity, electric furnaces cost less to install upfront, last for around five years longer, run into fewer repair issues, and don’t present any hazards due to gas combustion or toxic exhausts.
The secret to the electric furnace’s longevity and resistance to repairs is that it doesn’t burn gas to work. In a gas furnace, the constant stress of powerful burners and the reaction of combustion gas with other components is what leads to the system declining. Electric furnaces have a more direct and simple method of heating.
Because of the difference between the two furnace types, people often think that electric furnaces don’t need frequent maintenance. At least not every year. But this is wrong! Any home heating system, regardless of its type, benefits from pre-season maintenance done each year.