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Natural Gas Furnaces - Natural gas beats heat pumps.

A gas furnace with conventional air conditioning is the best option for home heating and cooling today. A high-efficiency natural gas furnace provides comfort and savings - no matter how cold the outside temperature.

Natural gas beats heat pumps

The gas furnace will provide warm comfortable heat regardless of how cold it is outside. Today's furnaces are more efficient too. New government regulations dictate that manufacturers can only offer equipment with AFUE rating of 78 percent or higher. The higher the efficiency of the furnace, the less it will cost to operate.

You can purchase gas furnaces today that are 97 percent efficient. Unlike the electric heat pump, a gas furnace provides warm even heat throughout the home. You will not have the cold drafts a heat pump can produce. If you like to turn your thermostat down at night and when you are away from home, a gas furnace will quickly reheat your house when you return. In contrast, the heat pump will take a long time to reheat your home or bring on the expensive backup heat do the same thing.


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