Each type of furnace offers their own pros and cons. Gas furnaces typically generate heat using natural gas or propane. Natural gas can warm a space quicker than an electric system as a gas unit can generate warmer air than electric units. Natural gas is often cheaper to use while propane offers the cleanest heating option.
However, not everywhere offers suitable space for propane storage or hookups for a natural gas line. Additionally, they pose a safety risk in the form of a fire hazard or carbon monoxide leak. They require professional installation as well as routine maintenance and repairs, which add up over time.
Electric furnaces use electric heating elements to produce heat while gas furnaces rely on gas and burners. To provide heat, an electric furnace draws in air. It then passes this air through a heat exchanger. Using electric heating elements, the furnace warms the air. The blower then pushes that warm air through ductwork to distribute heat around the home or building.
Electric furnaces offer a cheaper up-front cost and they’re usually easier to install. Though they still require routine maintenance, they don’t typically need as much attention as a gas unit. They also don’t pose a carbon monoxide risk! However, they cannot heat as quickly or provide as warm of air as gas units.
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Unlike a gas furnace, electric furnaces do not require venting. They do not burn fuel, so they do not create the same byproducts a gas furnace would create. They do not generate carbon monoxide either.
The KF/KFS ECO2 model adds a state-of-the-art electronically controlled motor and 2 heating stages for added comfort and maximum energy savings. Though ideal for residential applications, these units are powerful enough for commercial applications. With its quiet operation and multi-position mounting, these units can install almost anywhere. King Electric boasts that these furnaces will provide years of excellent, maintenance-free service.
King Electric offers a variety of BTU options and two heating stages to provide maximum comfort and energy savings. They also offer 208 volt, 240 volt, or 480 volt options.
The KF/KFS ECO2 series furnaces provide these additional features: