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Gas furnaces are far and away the most popular and widely used heating systems in the U.S., but electric furnaces are a viable heating option for homes without access to natural gas.

Electric furnaces offer more than enough heating power for the Southland’s mild winters. They are easy to operate, last longer than gas furnaces and are significantly safer than gas when it comes to the possibility of gas explosions, combustibility and carbon monoxide leaks. Gas fuel is cheaper than electricity, but electricity can also be effective when gas isn’t an option.

FORD’S Plumbing & Heating offers installation of electric furnaces throughout our Southland service area. We also have skilled technicians who can take care of any repair service for your current electric furnace and our maintenance program will keep your heating system tuned-up and running like a champ for years to come.

Reasons to Install an Electric Furnace

Electric furnaces are less powerful and cost more to run than their gas counterparts, but gas isn’t for everybody and below you’ll find four excellent reasons for installing an Electric Furnace:

Versatility – Almost every home in the U.S. uses electricity, so electric furnaces will always be a viable option for residential heating. Electric furnaces are also the most cost effective heating solution for homes without a gas connection.

Durability – Electric furnaces have fewer moving parts and don’t suffer from corrosion due to the reaction between metal and combustion gas, so they tend to last longer than gas furnaces.

Safety – Electric furnaces are great choices for people concerned about carbon monoxide poisoning or the combustion hazards of using natural gas to fuel your furnace. Electric furnaces create no emissions whatsoever and there’s no possibility of an electrical explosion. That peace of mind goes a long way in making residents and homeowners feel safe, warm and secure.

Cost Effective – Electricity is a more expensive energy source than natural gas, but electric furnaces compensate with their high energy efficiency. They also have lower upfront installation costs, which make them better fits for some budgets.

Electric Furnace Repairs

Although electric furnaces are safer than gas furnaces, that doesn’t mean you should attempt to repair one on your own. There is always a risk of a high voltage shock from amateur repairs, and modern furnaces are too complicated for anyone except a professional to fix them effectively.

If you have an electric furnace that is starting to lose its heating power or if you hear odd noises and detect strange smells coming from the vents, it’s time to call FORD’S Plumbing & Heating at 310-815-1515 and our skilled heating technicians will take care of whatever repairs are necessary to restore your furnace’s power.

Electric Furnace Tune-ups & Maintenance

Even the short cold season in Southland can place a great deal of stress on a furnace, causing it to wear down rapidly. Regular scheduled tune-ups and maintenance can extend the life of your electric furnace and proactively repairing small mal-functions keeps them from turning into large and expensive nightmares.

The preventative maintenance programs from FORD’S Plumbing & Heating include having your electric furnace tuned-up and inspected annually. Consistent annual maintenance guarantees that that your electric furnace will be ready to answer your call for heat on a moment’s notice for years to come. Our heating professionals will also run a series of diagnostic tests to ensure that your electric furnace isn’t draining power and raising your monthly utility bill unnecessarily.

FORD’S licensed and certified heating experts are trained to accurately diagnose and locate heating system malfunctions, offer viable, affordable and long term heating solution options to residents and homeowners and resolve heating problems and malfunctions in the most effective, affordable and dependable manner possible.

Call us today at 310-815-1515 and upgrade your heating experience by making FORD’S Plumbing & Heating the #1 choice for all your heating needs.

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