Professional Furnace Installation in Central New Jersey
When properly cared for, a furnace should last anywhere from 15 to 20 years—so most homeowners don’t deal with furnace installations often. However, if you’ve purchased a home with an older furnace, you may find that the replacement task falls on your shoulders. With help from Edison Heating & Cooling, you don’t have to choose or install a new furnace alone; we’ll start from the very beginning with a free estimate and evaluation to help you make decisions. Then our certified HVAC team can safely install a gas or electric furnace, and return each year to make sure your investment for decades to come.
Update Your Oil Heating System
At Edison Heating & Cooling, we’re concerned for your safety before we think about profits or products. That’s why we typically encourage homeowners to invest in an electric or gas furnace, as we believe both of these options are an improved choice over old oil-based heating systems. From a convenience standpoint, purchasing oil to have on-hand for the heating at all times requires careful planning that you simply don’t need with a gas furnace. Oil is highly flammable when in storage and less environmentally friendly to produce and distribute. Finally, a new furnace with new technology will help you save on energy bills going forward, making it an investment in your safety that’s well worth it.
What’s the Difference Between Electric and Gas Furnaces?
A furnace is an expensive investment, so it makes sense if you want to explore the different options and do your research before deciding. Both gas and electric furnaces have their advantages, so it’s up to you and our professional recommendations (based on your house type) to choose what’s right for your home.
Gas furnaces operate using natural gas pumped in from a public utility line. When the indoor temperature drops below the temperature on your thermostat settings, the furnace will ignite a gas jet inside a combustion chamber to heat the air that passes into the chamber and out through your air ducts. The advantage of a gas furnace is that you’ll enjoy consistent, even heating at energy-efficient prices, which can offset the fact that gas furnaces are more expensive to install upfront. However, because combustion is involved, there is an increased risk of fire hazard.
An electric furnace, meanwhile, is smaller and less expensive to install. Instead of a combustion chamber, an electric furnace reduces the risk of fire by using electric elements to heat a series of coils inside an air chamber. Just like a gas furnace, once the air in the chamber is warm, it passes through the air ducts and into your home. The drawback is that even though an electric furnace is cheaper initially, it can be more expensive to operate and less consistent in heating ability.
Contact Your Trusted Heating Professionals
Call Edison Heating & Cooling for a free estimate, and we’ll answer all your questions about when and how to safely install a new and more energy-efficient furnace. Our team is here to help Central New Jersey homeowners!
Call our team for a free estimate!