Why Your Next Furnace Should Use Natural Gas

Are you tired of spending a fortune heating your home? Do you keep the thermostat set to a reasonable temperature, but your house never seems to get warm enough? If you have an older heating system, it may simply be time for you to purchase a new furnace. As time goes by, improvements in efficiency in new furnaces and parts wearing out in your old furnace mean that your great furnace is no longer as great as it was even just a decade a two or go. When looking at new furnaces, here are some reasons to focus on ones that use natural gas instead of some other form of heating:

Environmentally friendly: Although burning something always produces waste products, natural gas heating produces smaller amounts of emissions than other heating products. Not only does this work on a large scale, since producing fewer emissions is good for the planet as a whole, it works locally as well. While some types of heating may introduce a wide variety of potentially toxic compounds into the air near your home, fewer waste products mean that you'll have a better quality of air around your home.

Reduced fuel costs: If you have a furnace that burns heating oil for warmth, you're not only paying for the heating oil itself but you also have to pay for the delivery. While most of the heating oil companies that are local to you may have heating oil that is nearly identical in costs, the actual total for a delivery can vary widely depending on the extra fees that are charged for delivery. With gas heating, the fees involved are all rolled into one bill. You don't have to worry about your heating bill suddenly jumping by $50 or $100 simply because delivery fees have suddenly jumped since the last time you ordered.

Continuous supply: Having fuel oil delivered means that you sometimes have to guess as to how much oil you have left and how much you'll be using. If you underestimate the amount of oil you have and then a big winter storm comes rolling through, you could wind up running out of heating oil before the roads are cleared. This could result in a cold couple of days of freezing weather inside your own home, potentially even resulting in burst water pipes. If you already have a gas stove, you know that gas that is piped in underground doesn't usually get cut off by a cold winter storm, allowing you to continue to cook and bake even if your heating oil is gone. With gas heating, you'll have the same advantage. While all of your heating-oil-using neighbors are sitting in their cold houses, your house that uses gas heating will continue to stay as warm as you set the thermostat. 

For more information, talk to a professional like One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning.