Electric furnaces are one of the most popular options for heating a home or office space due to their high level of efficiency. Because electric furnaces are powered by electricity, they are able to convert 100% of energy into heat for your space. Although they are more efficient, electricity may be more expensive than other fuel sources such as natural gas, depending on your electricity service.
When selecting your new electrical furnace, it is important to consider several factors to ensure that you are choosing the best option for the particular needs of your commercial or residential space. Consulting one of the licensed HVAC service technicians at Vance Air Conditioning and Heating LLC is an excellent way to guarantee that you are happy with your new electrical furnace. Learn more about electric furnace installation in Sugar Land, TX by calling our office today and speaking with our friendly and helpful staff.
Comparing Your Furnace Options
Electrical furnaces come in various sizes that can affect its ability to adequately warm your home or office. We recommend performing a load calculation to determine the proper size of furnace for your particular space. A couple of simple steps to perform a rough load calculation include determining the amount of British Thermal Units (BTU) that you will need to adequately heat your property. Once you have calculated the amount of BTU’s necessary for your space, convert the BTU measurement to kilowatts. This is done by dividing the BTU result by 3,400 because 1 kW of heat is equal to 3,400 BTU’s. Performing this calculation yourself will give you a good idea of the size of furnace you will need. However, this is only a rough estimate, and we advise our clients to allow one of our trained professionals to perform a more accurate calculation.
In addition to sizing, another consideration to be made includes the initial purchase and installation cost as well as operational costs over the lifespan of your unit. Electrical furnaces are relatively inexpensive to install when compared to gas or oil powered models. Operational costs can widely vary depending on the size of the space that is being heated and your electricity provider. You can perform a rough calculation of the expected hourly cost of running your electrical furnace by multiplying the kilowatts per hour it takes to heat your building by your cost per kilowatt. Again, allowing a licensed HVAC professional to perform your calculation can often result in a more accurate result than this rough estimate.
Schedule your electric furnace installation in Sugar Land, TX by calling Vance Air Conditioning and Heating LLC today.