I have been looking into getting a furnace for my home.
- There are three different kinds of furnaces out there.
You can get a gas, oil and electric type. I have searched into the pros and cons to each. A gas furnace is the most common type of heater. It is best for cold weather. It is quite energy efficient for a furnace and most companies know how to work on this kind of system. Sadly a gas furnace has a complicated set up process with gas hookups and a flue system. Additionally, a gas furnace is a fire hazard. If you are not on top of it with heating maintenance and air filter changes, the machine could easily light on fire or release carbon monoxide. An electric heater is much safer and is 100% energy smart. You also just plug it in and you are good to go. The big con with this one is simply the cost. The cost of electrically heating your home over gas or oil is significantly different. In fact, it is so pricey that those in colder weather areas shouldn’t consider an electric heater. If you live where it is cold, choose a gas or oil one. An oil furnace burns a hotter flame. It creates more heat, faster as well. An oil furnace means you are reliant on oil deliveries and need an on site oil tank. Not only is that ugly, but you could easily be stuck without fuel for quite some time if there was a snowstorm. So what kind of furnace overall is best?