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The Benefits Of Owning An Astor Gas Furnace

Posted on: February 1, 2016

You’re probably wondering which is the better choice for your home’s heat – natural gas or electric to power your furnace. Good question! While the professional office staff and technicians at Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning are more than qualified to answer your home-specific questions, here’s a quick run down to help you make your final decision.

Oil, Gas or Electric – Astor Gas Furnace

Your household furnace is powered by one of these energy sources. When installing or replacing the heating system in your home, electric can be a tempting choice. With some electric systems costing roughly half that of the gas models, it’s importAstor Gas Furnaceant to consider the cost over the life of the unit. Electric is also easy to install and slightly cleaner than a gas line. However, there are some important factors that keep the Astor gas furnace the most popular choice.

Energy Efficiency

There’s no debate here: gas is undoubtedly more energy/cost efficient. At times, up to 95% more efficient! From initial installation to daily operation and energy cost, gas wins. This is the major benefit to choosing gas over electric. Gas is less expensive to purchase and a furnace in good working condition keeps efficiency levels extremely high. An Astor gas furnace costs less to run while providing the same warmth and comfort of a more expensive alternative and it will stay that way for the foreseeable future. Year after year, gas is a better buy.


Having your Astor gas furnace installed and maintained by a qualified Jacob technician will keep you and your family safe from any fumes, fires, or carbon monoxide scares. These used to be concerns worthy of choosing electric. There is still a low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, which is why technicians will always check for leaks in ductwork, gas lines and outdoor exhaust. Modern units that are well maintained are just about as safe as their more costly competitors.

The Choice Is Clear

Unless you live in a location that only provides electric power, the front-runner will always be an Astor gas furnace. Even in Florida, the winter temperatures can drop down into the teens, especially at night. You don’t want to break the bank trying to stay warm. Selecting a gas powered furnace is an excellent way to save money, energy and the environment all at the same time. Burning coal is still the primary source of electricity. The best electric furnace systems are still inherently inefficient. While operational costs are always the top factor in furnace selection, our impact on the environment is worthy of consideration.

Don’t be left out in the cold this winter. With help from the specially trained technicians at Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning. You can feel confident and safe every step of the way. From selecting an appropriate Astor gas furnace, keeping your individual needs in mind, to professional installation, all the way to scheduled preventative maintenance. They are here to keep your family and your wallet comfortable all winter long.