A new furnace will be able to provide a steady flow of heat to your home during the coldest days of the year. However, before you right ahead in gearing your savings toward just any heating system, you should consider what type of furnace would be right for you, especially in regards to fuel type. While it’s not necessarily the first point of consideration for many homeowners during their search, choosing the wrong fuel type may turn out to be a costly and dangerous, mistake. The average cost of a gas furnace today hovers closer to $4,000, which is why purchasing the right furnace is so important. For example, if you are looking for a system with energy efficiency and longevity, you might buy an electric furnace only to realize it will not be so friendly to your energy bills like one running on gasoline. Sometimes assessing what furnace fuel type would be right for your home may seem like getting stuck between a rock and a hard place. But even if may seem like a tricky situation, you can still get out of it by thinking before you install. It’s true that there are several things to consider before a furnace installation, and taking time to determine the right fuel type will be one of the most important in ensuring you have a highly-efficient furnace in your home.
How Can P.W. Essig Help You?
Fortunately, P.W. Essig is here to ensure you have a reliable and properly fueled furnace this winter. We want to see all homeowners live comfortably this season, and that’s why our heating contractors will be able to provide service at any time of the year. Regardless what fuel type you choose for your furnace, you’re in luck. Furnaces today are more efficient and longer-lasting than ever before. Some gas furnaces on the market today boast a high AFUE rating of 98.5% and can last you past 20 years. Once you do choose the right furnace for your home, you can count on us to install it quickly so you are not going another moment without heat. Just by making a call for our service, you will be able to experience a greater level of comfort in your home, thanks to a heating system that will be able to meet your heating needs even during the coldest weather. Remember: Peace and relaxation starts this winter with a call to P.W. Essig.
4 Common Types of Furnace Fuel to Consider Before a New Furnace Installation
The four most common fuel options on the market today are gas, electricity, propane, and solar energy. While each have their own benefits, you may be a little confused as to what will be best for your home. In that case, here is an overview of what makes each so different:
- Gasoline: You should make gasoline your first choice for fueling if you are looking for energy-efficiency and greater long-term savings. Gas furnaces are also known for their ability to produce heat quickly, making them extremely helpful during extreme winter conditions. One drawback of a gas furnace is that the installation process can be lengthy, especially since it requires you have proper gas hookups and may lead to seek other fueling options. And if you don’t have natural gas but have access to it, it’s a much easier option than getting a large propane tank installed.
- Propane: And speaking of a propane tank, they are available in many sizes to meet a wide range of heating needs, with some even being as large as 1,000 gallons. Propane furnaces will produce warmer air than electric furnaces and can provide the benefits of a gas furnace without the natural gas line.
- Electric: Electric furnaces feature a smaller upfront installation cost compared to gas furnaces, although they do feature a higher annual operation cost. They are also known for their quiet performance and durability. There are also easier to install and maintain, ensuring you spend less money on heating maintenance. The drawback with electric furnaces, however, is that they are not as energy-efficient compared to systems running on gasoline, potentially making for an unwelcome surprise when your next bill arrives in the mail.
- Solar Energy: If you are looking for more environmentally-friendly options, look no further than solar energy to meet all of your heating needs without it ever costing you more on energy bills. Gas furnaces have a higher risk of experiencing leaks that will emit harmful gasses like carbon monoxide, which will require money to be spent on extra services, such as carbon monoxide testing. Since solar energy will not burn any fuel, it avoids these dangers entirely while still producing high temperatures. Solar energy furnaces are highly efficient so you will save more money and prove much kinder to the environment compared to other systems.
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Since 1938, Paul W. Essig, Inc. has been recognized as the plumbing expert in Berks County. Over the last 70 years, we’ve expanded our services to include heating, air conditioning, drain maintenance and installation, water conditioning and electrical. And we’re proud to deliver the same level of expertise and professionalism we have established in plumbing, to these other areas.
Essig has built a standard of outstanding service and our commitment to excellence begins with your call. Our highly trained technicians will determine the best solution for your situation and you can be confident that you’ll be presented with price options whenever possible. When you call Essig, you can rest assured that your emergency is our emergency. Our customers know that we’re available 24 hours a day. So whether it’s a clogged drain, leaking pipe or malfunctioning heat or air conditioning unit, we’re there for you when you need us the most.