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Benefits of Gas vs Electric Heating

By December 7, 2021January 12th, 2022Custom Home Builders

The comfort of your custom home in South Carolina starts with an energy system that keeps you warm during the coldest months. Homeowners desire a cozy environment this time of year, especially when you spend a little more time with the brisk, fresh air and snow-capped mountain vistas. 

As opposed to using electric heating, natural gas causes quick and efficient temperature changes to your home. The Ridgeline Construction team recommends a gas furnace to circulate heat throughout your home for a few reasons.

Gas Heating is More Environmentally Friendly

Natural gas utilizes less energy to heat your home. There are plenty of reserves for this resource, so chances of running out of it soon are slim to none. It is also one of the cleanest sources of energy because it burns fossil fuels. 

When burned, fossil fuels from natural gas emit a purer substance than that of coal which is produced from electricity. Using a natural gas furnace will make your home more eco-friendly than an electric furnace.

Gas Heating is More Cost Effective

A gas furnace will be a more expensive purchase than electric. For example, a gas furnace can cost anywhere between four and six-thousand dollars whereas an electric furnace costs about half as much. However, in the long run, you will save on your monthly utility bill. 

Heating through natural gas is generally much less expensive than electricity. That is because in recent years, the price of natural gas has decreased as opposed to that of electricity which has increased. This is especially true for larger homes in colder climates.

Gas Heating Works Faster

The heat produced by a gas furnace is usually warmer than that of an electric furnace. This means your home will be warm in a much shorter amount of time. This makes gas heating a better option for your custom home in the mountains of South Carolina.

Additionally, a natural gas furnace will typically continue to work even if the power goes out. This means that if you’ve installed gas appliances into your custom home, you will still be able to cook food on your stovetop and have hot water. As a precaution, consult your home builder about proper ventilation and carbon monoxide detector installation.

When you build your custom home in South Carolina, we believe in investing in the best options to create a warm and welcoming environment. That’s why Ridgeline Construction Group recommends a gas furnace, to keep you cozy throughout the colder months. 

We’ll be transparent with you when deciding on the details for your dream home. Contact us so we can guide you through your custom home building process.