Ohio homeowners have plenty of great heating options to consider when enhancing system efficiency and performance, and among the most popular is natural gas. Here’s a brief look at the average cost of running a natural gas furnace and why these types of systems may be your home’s best choice.
Qualities of Natural Gas
Natural gas is a relatively low-cost fuel great for Northeastern Ohio winters. This gas burns cleanly and efficiently and is easy to acquire, usually through a direct hookup to a supply line from your local gas utility company. As a heating source, gas typically costs less than heating with fuel oil or an all-electric furnace.
Modern gas furnaces are available in high efficient models with Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings of 90 or more. This means that 90 percent of energy is converted into heat. The higher the AFUE number, the more efficient a furnace is.
A homeowner can expect to pay around $3,000 to $5,000 for a new gas furnace with a good efficiency rating. Local market factors can also influence furnace pricing.
Professional installation of a gas furnace is necessary to ensure safe and proper operation.
Monthly Operating Costs
Monthly heating costs can depend on several factors, such as local temperatures, regional fuel costs and the efficiency of your equipment. An average home that uses 150 BTU of heat per winter might expect to pay around $1,800 in heating costs for the season, or around $500 per month in December, January and February.
Stack Heating & Cooling offers top-quality HVAC services to customers in Cleveland, Avon and Northeast Ohio. Contact us today for more information on the costs and benefits of a natural gas furnace and for expert help determining if a natural gas furnace is the right choice for your heating needs.
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