When choosing a new furnace, think like Goldilocks. Skip the ones that are too big or too small and find one that’s just right. Why? A furnace that’s too small won’t give you enough heating power. A furnace that’s too large will constantly cycle on and off providing uneven heating, not properly adjusting your humidity levels and wearing out sooner from all of the cycling. Only a properly sized furnace will provide you with maximum comfort and energy savings.
If you’re considering replacing your furnace, you’re probably wondering about the differences between gas and electric furnaces, and where heat pumps fall into the mix. You’re probably also concerned about which option is the best choice for your home. Unfortunately, the answer is that it depends on your specific situation. Here are the differences between these three heating options to help you decide.