AC and Heating Maintenance

Houston Admiral proudly serves the Greater Houston area. The winter months are still here, which means we may still have some cold fronts. That said, it is important to have the right furnace for the job. If you need your furnace repaired, cleaned, or installed, then our team can help. We install electric and gas furnaces. We will also help you maintain your furnace throughout the year.

If you need to replace your current furnace, then you may want to consider switching over to a different kind. Electric and gas furnaces have their own pros and cons. However, the features of one may persuade you to make the switch. You will also need to be mindful of the energy source you have readily available. If your house does not have a gas line, then an electric furnace would be the best option.

The Pros and Cons

Gas furnaces disturb the house more when being installed and while running.

Electric furnaces are an excellent option for those who are unable to have access to natural gas. Natural gas lines cannot be laid everywhere, so electric furnaces are the next best option. The initial cost of electric furnaces are cheaper and typically run at lower costs for maintaining. Furthermore, the electric furnace is more affordable to install. It is also easier to install which many people enjoy.

Additionally, an electric furnace lasts longer than the gas alternative. In fact, electric furnaces generally last between 20 to 30 years. On the other hand, gas furnaces last only about 10 to 20. Lastly, the electric alternative runs quieter than the gas option, and it is safer.

Now, the downside to an electric furnace is it will run the electric bill up. The cost to run an electric furnace is higher than that of natural gas. Furthermore, electricity does not heat a house as evenly as gas can. Natural gas gives off a stronger heat and fills a house more evenly.

One major downside to natural gas furnaces is the low level of carbon monoxide it gives off. That said, homeowners will need to have a carbon monoxide detector in their home at all times. Moreover, the unit must be looked after frequently in order to keep the home safe.

Decisions, Decisions

In general, it varies greatly on where you live when it comes to a furnace type. For most of the U.S. population, a gas furnace is the best option. It runs more efficiently and the cost to run it is significantly less than electric. However, electric furnaces are better options for areas in which the climate is dry with hot or mixed temperatures.

So, if you have decided which type of furnace you need, then get in touch with Houston Admiral today. Our team will work with you to install the unit. Our team is professional and friendly. You can reach the team by calling (281) 876-9400. Be sure to visit our residential heating and cooling services page as well for additional details.