Gas Furnace vs. Electric Furnace

Over their long history, furnaces have used many types of fuel, from wood and coal to liquid propane. However, the majority of residential furnaces today either run from natural gas or electricity. When it’s time for a furnace replacement or installation, which type should you choose?

  • Gas furnace: This is the more common choice for homes, mostly because gas furnaces have immense heating power (enough to overcome even extremely drafty homes) and the cost of natural gas is lower than that of electricity. However, a home must have a gas line in order to use a gas furnace.
  • Electric furnace: An electric furnace is a flexible alternative for heating homes that don’t have natural gas connections. There are a few other benefits that electric furnaces offer, such as longer lifespans and less expensive initial installations.

If you are having trouble choosing, don’t worry. Our installers will see that you end up with the exact right kind and size of furnace to meet your winter warmth needs. We specialize in energy efficient comfort systems.

Other Furnace Services in Burlington, VT

You don’t want to spend a winter fretting about whether the furnace will keep working. For peace of mind, you should always arrange for our technicians to inspect and tune–up your furnace each fall. This not only helps a furnace make it through the coming season, but also extends equipment life, protects energy efficiency, and keeps the system operating safely.

If your furnace starts to show signs that it isn’t working the way it should—or if it stops working altogether—you can reach us any time of the day or night to arrange for repair service. (Never try to repair a furnace on your own, especially a gas furnace.)

We’re Furnace Service Experts

Red Rock Mechanical, LLC is a family–owned business with more than 23 years of experience warming up homes in Burlington, VT and the surrounding areas. It’s not just our job, it’s our pleasure to provide service to your current furnace or arrange for installation of a new one. All of our technicians are dedicated to doing each job right the first time. It’s our special level of customer service and personalized attention that has kept us successful. We treat everyone with respect and try to solve problems with one call.