How to Choose a Heating System

What Are the Benefits of an Electric Furnace?

In Quebec, hydro-electric heating remains a winning solution, in particular because prices per kilowatt-hour (kWh) are among the lowest in Canada. There are many benefits to an electric furnace:

  • Low-cost, easy-to-install heater;
  • Safe, quiet, clean and odor-free system;
  • Does not emit polluting particles;
  • Can be connected to a heat pump to increase electricity savings;
  • And much more.

Our advice: If your home is already equipped with a forced-air distribution system, an electric furnace is a good choice. Opt for a furnace with an electronically commutated motor (ECM) for better air quality and superior moisture management.

What Are the Benefits of a Gas Furnace?

The gas furnace is an option to consider if you are looking for a high-efficiency heating system. Among the benefits of a gas furnace are the following:

  • Energy efficiency up to 98%;
  • Soft heat;
  • Constant air circulation;
  • Accurate temperature management;
  • And more.

Our advice: Do business with a heating specialist to determine the capacity of your gas furnace. Know that a very powerful and expensive device is not always the best solution.

What to Consider When Buying a Heating System

Before buying heating equipment, consider the following elements:

  • Insulation and living area of your home;
  • Cost of purchase AND installation;
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Performance of equipment;
  • Maintenance costs;
  • Longevity;
  • Cleanliness of the system;
  • Noise level.

You can count on our expertise for heating solutions that are adapted to your needs and your budget. Contact us today: at Air Specialist Inc., we have been providing quality services for more than 25 years! Call us now for a free estimate.