You’ve probably heard that electric furnaces are safer than gas furnaces, but are they really the best choice for your home? Any quality furnace you buy and have correctly installed is safe when you follow maintenance and safety guidelines. Below, we have compared gas and electric furnaces based on cost, effectiveness, safety and noise to help you make the right decision for your residence.


Although gas furnaces are more expensive to buy than electric furnaces, they are cheaper to operate. When you take lifespan and operating costs into consideration, the total cost of a gas furnace is usually less than the total cost of an electric furnace.

David White Services has high-quality Energy Star furnaces available in Athens, Ohio. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau that shows you can trust us with HVAC installation.


Gas furnaces are more effective at heating your home than electric furnaces. Your home will also warm up faster with a gas furnace. Because of the cold weather in Ohio, we recommend a gas furnace. If you live in a warm climate, then an electric furnace is all you need to maintain a comfortable home.


Electric furnaces are safer than gas furnaces. However, if you are aware of how to safely operate and maintain your gas furnace, there shouldn’t be any major problems. You should also have carbon monoxide detectors installed to protect yourself from the unlikely possibility of a carbon monoxide leak.


Electric furnaces have a quieter operation than gas furnaces, but a good gas furnace isn’t going to be excessively noisy. For the quietest furnaces, look into the Lennox brand. Lennox furnaces are known for their quiet and efficient operation. Although we can deal with any make or model, David White Services has Lennox furnaces available with financing options on approved credit in the Athens area.

Our heating and cooling company has faithfully served the people in this part of Ohio since opening our doors in 1977. We provide heating maintenance, heating repair, heating installation, AC maintenance, AC repair, AC installation, duct cleaning, air quality support, and insulation services. In addition to heating and cooling systems, we have fireplaces and standby generators available. Contact us at David White Services for help in finding a new furnace for your home.

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