As someone who pays their heating bills do you think a gas furnace or electric furnace is cheaper?
- FLv 61 year ago
In the UK mains gas is about 1/4 the price of electricity per kWh, although heating systems generally run on off peak tariffs which are about half the normal price , but still twice that of gas. Against that, gas furnaces are more expensive to buy and install and must be serviced for safety. So for a small apartment, it's probably about the same cost overall, but the gap will widen with bigger properties.
- RichardLv 71 year ago
A gas furnace is more expensive to install, but almost always costs almost half of an electric fan to run.
- Aussie DevilLv 61 year ago
Natural gas is cheaper
- Jeff DLv 71 year ago
In the US, gas is almost always significantly cheaper (if it's available) than electricity (approx. half the cost of electricity for the same amount of heat delivered). For the furnace itself, electric furnaces are about half the price to install as gas furnaces (plus no gas pipes or exhaust vents), and will tend to last longer. For overall cost, go with gas if you can.
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- TulipLv 71 year ago
- robertoLv 61 year ago
gas,,most often gas jets that heat water in a boiler to circulate in baseboards,or fill iron radiators,can be adjusted downward,,thus reducing usage,like washers that mix cold & hot water in the cycles
electricity has only the thermostat sensor to adjust,
- Bubba GubbinsLv 71 year ago
Electric furnaces are cheaper to buy than gas furnaces. Cost to operate depends on utility prices in your area.
- TommymcLv 71 year ago
Gas is much cheaper than electric *unless* you use a cold weather heat pump. Heat pumps extract heat from the outside and blow it into your house. It's essentially an air conditioner working in reverse, and uses the same amount of electricity.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 year ago
in North America, gas is cheaper. That may not be true in other parts of the world
- Anonymous1 year ago
Electric furnaces are usually cheaper but cost more to operate.
How much they cost to operate depends on where you live, what alternatives are available, source of electric (fossil, hydro,wind,solar,nuclear).....but that's not what you asked.