An electric furnace blows air through a series of heating elements positioned just before the main supply duct.
Electric furnaces distribute heat throughout the home by heating air through a resistance coil. Unfortunately, this method is one of the least efficient options for home heating due to the expense of electricity.
If your whole-house heating system is an electric furnace, Bolster-DeHart, Inc. can help you upgrade to a more efficient heating system. Gas furnace installation is a great option for homeowners who are looking to improve effiency and save money on their heating bills. Call us today at 1-855-262-8724 or contact us online to get a get a free estimate on electric furnace system replacement in Pittsburgh, Butler, Washington and the surrounding areas!
Although an electric furnace doesn't qualify as an efficient, economical central heating system, an individual room heater that operates on electricity can sometimes make sense. This type of heater relies on resistance coils to generate heat, and can be portable or permanently installed. Baseboard-type electric heaters provide warmth by radiation and convection, while other heaters use a fan to blow heated air into the living space.
Electric room heaters are often installed on enclosed porches, in spare rooms, in utility rooms and in other rooms that only require heat occasionally. As long as they don't have to operate all the time, electric room heaters don't have to take a big bite out of your energy budget.
Heat pumps, which are also powered by electricity, can provide much more economical heating as well as air conditioning in summer months. Many homeowners who aren't satisfied with the performance (and operating cost) of their electric furnaces choose to have them replaced with heat pumps.
If your home is using an electric central heating system or if you want to supplement your home heating system, contact the experts at Bolster-DeHart, Inc. today for a furnace installation estimate. We offer all our home heating services in Pittsburgh, Butler, Washington, Wexford, Cranberry Twp, Mckeesport, Coraopolis, Aliquippa, Mars, Allison Park and the surrounding areas.