Gas to Electric Heating
Gas to electric heating is a switch that comes with several advantages. When switching a home from gas to electric heating, the existing gas-fired hot air system is replaced by a new electric furnace or heat pump, using the home’s existing ductwork system.
Advantages of switching from gas to electric heating:
- Electric heating requires little or zero maintenance, whereas gas requires an annual inspection of the boiler, regular cleaning of the stack, and consistent purging of pipes, in addition to a probable replacement of the water pump at least once in the life of the system.
- Going from gas to electric heating also equates to a safer environment, eradicating the risk of gas leaks, carbon monoxide emission from burners, and explosions of the boiler.
- Converting from gas to electric heating also conserves space, as it does not require a boiler and water tubes.
- Changing from gas to electric heating means the convenience of electricity being available in virtually any location.
- When used at off-peak times, electric heating can be inexpensive and energy-efficient.
- In terms of space heaters, going from gas to electric heating prevents pollutants in the home and does not require the storage of fuel.