You want to enjoy the benefits of a newer, energy-efficient furnace, but aren't sure which model and type are right for you. Most homeowners have a natural gas or electric furnace professionally installed in their home. Each type of furnace has its own advantage, and learning about them can help you make a smarter, more informed decision.
Here are a few of the many advantages of a natural gas furnace.
Ability to Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality
You're thankful for your furnace on those long, cold winter nights. Unfortunately, when you wake up in the morning with a sore throat or a nagging cough, you remember that your furnace can also negatively impact your home's indoor air quality. Lower humidity levels lead to a variety of health-related issues.
Luckily, if you invest in a natural gas furnace, you can have a professional install a whole-home humidification system installed along with it. Ask your HVAC technician to install a series of air cleaners with your new system as well. Air cleaners help eliminate contaminants that can make your family sick, especially while they are stuck in the house all winter.
Reliability in Adverse Weather Conditions
The winds are blowing, snow is falling fast, and you are huddled inside hoping the electricity doesn't go out. The way in which electrical lines are installed leaves them vulnerable to harsh weather conditions. However, because natural gas lines are installed several feet underground, they are protected from the types of storms that can make you lose power.
If you have an electric furnace and you lose power, you're left at the mercy of the electric company to fix the problem.
Additionally, if your HVAC system is powered by propane or fuel oil, you are stuck waiting for a delivery man to refill your tank, which can be dangerous if the roads are impassable.
Provides Heat Faster Throughout Your Home
When you turn up your thermostat, you want your entire home to heat up to the desired temperature as quickly as possible. Electric furnaces require more time to kick on and blow warm air throughout your home. This means you'll be enjoying the temperatures in your home more quickly with a natural gas furnace, which will also save you money on your monthly heating bills.
From its unmatched reliability to the opportunity to improve your home's indoor air quality, there are several reasons you should consider upgrading your existing furnace to a modern, energy-efficient natural gas model. For more information, contact a furnace installation company.