When it comes to the gas furnace vs electric furnace debate, there are supporters on both sides. But is there a clear cut better choice? To answer that I would say that the majority of people, and experts, would say that gas furnaces are the better choice.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the best choice for you though.
To help you decide for yourself, let’s go over some of the pros and cons of both gas and electric furnaces. We will start with availability.
Determining what fuel sources are available in your area is the first step in analyzing which setup is best for you.
In the US, natural gas is not an available source of heat for every city. Thankfully, here in the Jackson, TN area it is! But, on the other hand, electricity is available in every city. If natural gas is not available in your area, then obviously a natural gas supplied furnace would be a “con” for you. You could always go with propane gas though if you really wanted to go the gas route. Although, understand that it probably isn’t going to be as cost-effective as natural gas.