A forced air electric furnace is a bit more efficient than its gas powered counterpart. This type of furnace takes less energy to heat a room because it focuses the energy to heat the room rather than expending it unnecessarily on byproducts, such as a flame.
A forced air electric furnace saves money on fuel costs. Electricity is clean to use, while burning gas creates byproducts that must be correctly removed by a ventilation system for health and safety reasons.
By using a forced air electric furnace, you will omit the need to constantly operate an air circulation or vent system. Electric furnaces also do not require much maintenance, while gas furnaces require the vents to be maintained and the inside of the furnace to be cleaned to maximize efficiency.