Electric Furnace Installation and Replacement for Greater Atlanta Homeowners
Electric furnaces really don’t make sense for the majority of homeowners, except here in Georgia where you only use your furnace 4 months out of the year. Even so, an electric furnace has so many disadvantages versus a gas one that it’s hard to justify having one.
You may have installed an electric furnace because it’s cheaper up front than a gas furnace, gets installed faster and with less disruption to your home, lasts longer than a gas furnace, requires very little maintenance, and doesn’t emit any poisonous carbon monoxide. However, gas furnaces have made immense efficiency gains over the past decade, while prices for the units have come down.
Electric furnaces cost much more to operate over time also. The electricity they burn typically comes from gas or coal power plants, so you’re really not gaining any environmental friendliness either. If you have an old electric furnace, or if you have some room in your budget, replacing it with a gas furnace or heat pump makes good sense.
While also powered by electricity, heat pumps still provide more economical heating and air conditioning. Because heat pumps only move heat between the inside and outside of your home, they’re much more efficient than appliances that generate heat.
During cooler months, heat pumps take what heat they can from outdoors and move it inside. During warmer months, they take heat from inside your home and send it outdoors. In Atlanta, heat pumps often make good sense.
Schedule your free electric furnace replacement estimate today
J.R. Bolton Services’ HVAC experts are happy to visit your home and give you a free estimate for replacing your electric furnace with a more efficient method for heating. Just call 770.449.3692 or contact us online today.
We serve all of Greater Atlanta, including Auburn, Cumming, Alpharetta, Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Braselton, Commerce, Jefferson, Pendergrass, and many others.
When electric room heaters make sense
While electric furnaces don’t really make sense, individual electric room heaters do make sense in some situations. These heaters use resistance coils to produce heat, and in addition to simply plugging them in, you can have them permanently installed too. Baseboard electric heaters can be used, while others use a fan to circulate heated air.
Electric room heaters make most sense in enclosed porches, spare rooms, utility rooms, and other rooms that you only want to heat on rare occasions. Electric room heaters don’t cause a big dent in your budget when used infrequently.
Let J.R. Bolton’s HVAC pros help you identify how to save money on electric heating
With regular weekly training, which most HVAC companies don’t offer, our techs are uniquely qualified to analyze your home and help you understand how to best use electric heat to maximize your energy savings and personal comfort.
Contact us online today, or call 770.449.3692.
We serve all of Greater Atlanta, including Cumming, Alpharetta, Auburn, Tucker, Roswell, Buford, Dacula, Grayson, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Gillsville, Braselton, Commerce, Hoschton, and many others.
Electric furnaces don’t use combustion. Instead, they have a number of resistance elements that heat air and distribute it throughout the ductwork.