An electric furnace heats the air using electric resistance. The heated air is then blown by a fan through a network of ducts and distributed evenly throughout your house.
Spend the cold season in the warmth of your home by choosing an electric furnace from renowned manufacturers like York, Coleman, Luxaire and Stelpro whose units are recognized for their outstanding energy efficiency and reliability.
There are four types of electric furnaces on the market, each designed differently to allow installation and operation tailored to the needs and various house configurations:
Even though no energy efficiency standards apply to electric furnaces and no models are eligible for the ENERGY STAR qualification, they can still be an affordable choice in areas where electricity costs are relatively low.
If you opt for a full conversion of your heating system from oil to electricity, unused chimney flues must be closed off, insulated, and sealed. Closing off the chimney flues can have an effect on drafts and humidity levels in the house, and will reduce heat loss.
While electric furnaces are not known for their energy efficiency, certain models offer excellent results and maximum comfort. Here are some details to consider when choosing your equipment:
Talk to a certified dealer, he will be able to answer all your questions and advise you on the purchase of the best equipment according to your needs.