Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Electric Furnace’

The Pros and Cons of Gas and Electric Furnaces

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Are you in the market for a new central heating system for your Warsaw, IN home? The first thing you’ll need to decide is whether you want a gas or electric furnace. When it comes to heating your home, the choice between gas and electric furnaces can significantly impact your comfort, energy bills, and environmental footprint. 

Understanding the pros and cons of each option is essential for making an informed decision. Let’s explore the key factors to consider when choosing between gas and electric furnaces.

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There’s a Burning Odor From My Furnace—What’s Wrong?

Monday, February 18th, 2019


We understand that any burning odor in a house is a concern. If your electric or gas furnace starts to give off some type of acrid odors (electric, plastic, gunpowder), you’ll want to know what’s going on and if it’s dangerous.

The good news is that the majority of burning odors from a furnace don’t present immediate dangers to your household health. However, they can mean the furnace is on the verge of failure. When you’re worried about furnace odors, shut the system off and then call our technicians for heating repair in Bluffton, IN and elsewhere in North Central Indiana.

We’ve listed some of the reasons you may smell burning odors from your furnace.

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Electric Furnaces vs. Gas Furnaces: Is There a Clear Choice?

Monday, October 29th, 2018


If you’ve landed on this post, you’re probably in the middle of planning for the coming winter with a new heating installation. You might be in a new house that doesn’t yet have a heating system to call its own, or your old heater has finally ended its days and needs to be replaced.

Whatever the situation, right now you’re facing a question about your home heating future. Whatever system you decide to have installed, it will be with you for ten years or more—so you want to make the right choice. We’re here to help with the most common choice dilemma: go with a gas furnace or an electric furnace.

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An Electric Furnace Guide: The Sequencer

Monday, December 25th, 2017

dog-under-blanketFurnaces are the top type of heating system in the country. The majority of furnaces use natural gas to create heat, although they draw on electricity to power the blower fan and the ignition system. (Which means that, sorry, your gas furnace won’t work during a power outage.)

Since not all homes are connected to a gas main, the second most common type of furnace is the electric furnace. Because electricity costs more than natural gas, electric furnaces are more expensive to run. This is somewhat offset by their lower initial installation costs, longer lifespans, and fewer repair needs.

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