Furnaces can run from a wide range of fuel types. There are even wood-burning furnaces in use today, although they burn a type of compressed wood pellet that makes them more energy-efficient than old-fashioned furnaces. Other fuel types include oil and liquid propane. However, for most homes, it comes down to two energy choices: a gas-burning furnace or an electric furnace.
The “gas vs. electric” choice often isn’t difficult. If you live in an all-electric home that doesn’t have access to a natural gas line, a gas furnace is not an option. (On the other hand, an electric furnace isn’t your only option for winter warmth; you can also consider a heat pump, which is a whole other topic.) But there are situations where you may find yourself balanced between gas and electric. Is there a better choice between the two? It depends. We recommend you schedule professional furnace service in Mansfield, LA with our team to help you determine your best heating installation.
We’ll give you a head start thinking about furnace type below as we list the pros and cons of these two popular furnaces.