Heated Debates – The Benefits of Gas Heaters Vs. Electric

So you might be wondering: why on earth would I post an entry during SPRING about HEAT?

Well, about a month ago we had a little issue at our house. The air conditioner stopped working.

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Let me just say that if the air conditioning stops working in a home in FLORIDA, that’s a cause for concern. Some of our temps have already reached 90 degrees this year, and with no air conditioning to keep the house cool, well. That’s just uncalled for!

As we all know, keeping your home heated during the winter and cool in the summer can translate into high utility bills. A good way to combat the high cost of energy is by properly re-insulating your home routinely. Other ways include a number of energy-saving programs that ask you to sacrifice energy use during peak times of the day in exchange for a lower power bill. And of course, you can always replace old equipment with new energy-efficient devices.

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In the end we had to have a brand new system installed. And one of the reasons why we couldn’t fix the current system instead of replacing everything was due to the type of gas it was running on.

However, in the midst of this discussion is the one related to the benefits of gas heaters versus electric ones. While both have their caveats, experts almost always agree that gas heating is almost always a better choice. In fact, most gas heater services in Melbourne support the use of gas heaters over electric for most homes. Why?

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