pros and cons


Question by  svdbmitchell (26)

What are the advantages of a electric vs gas house heater?

We need a new one installed, and I want the best option.


Answer by  MPyles (201)

The electric heater will cost less for a start up cost. But will end up costing you more to run


Answer by  scaremall (202)

Alot will depend on your utility rates. A high efficiency gas furnace can operate at a reasonable cost. Electric furnaces have less moving parts and can be more reliable. Electric units will tend to heat up a little faster than gas. In the event of a power outage, a gas furnace can be run on a generator, electric probably not.


Answer by  momwants2help (58)

I say electric is way safer. In my opinion gas is better for the enviorment but electric is cheaper as well. I would choose electric myself to be honest with you.


Answer by  john2287 (37)

There is a lot of debate over which is a better heating system for your house. One thing to consider is cost. Each area of the country may have different costs gas vs electric. If you live in an area where the heater will be running a lot, check the cost of running each in your area.


Answer by  TinaAmbrees (25)

An electric heater might be more expensive then a gas heater. Depending on how often it is used. but however I feel that an gas heater works better then an electric

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