Even though the cost of an electric heater may run a little bit less than gas furnace installation, even the most efficient electric systems are no match for the efficiency you will gain with a gas furnace installation. This means that as long as you live in an area of Charlotte, NC that receives gas service, your best bet for new home construction is to go with a gas furnace. Since your heating costs will be roughly 1/3 of that with an electric heater, it is usually a good idea to have gas furnace installation replace your existing heating system.
Heat is measured in BTUs, so it is relatively easy to compare the two heating options. An electric furnace operating at 100% efficiency is estimated to cost about $34 per million BTUs of heat. A gas furnace operates at a minimum 78% efficiency, but even at this number it will only cost you about $13 per million BTUs.
Another consideration that may make you consider gas furnace installation is that it is better for the environment. Even though the electric furnace is efficient, the techniques used to produce electricity are not. Natural gas production, on the contrary, is far less damaging to the environment.
If you are interested in gas furnace installation, either for new construction or to replace an existing electric heating system, give us a call at Acosta Heating & Cooling. We will be happy to provide you with a quote for the project. Your savings in utility costs will more than cover the cost of the gas furnace installation over time, as well as improve the value of your home.