The electric heater or oil heater

When you move across the country to a completely different region and climate, the transition can take a varying length of time from person to person.  My wife and I were both raised in two very different environments, with myself harkening from the southeast and her from the northwest. When we moved from a coastal area to several states both further north and further inland, she was much more prepared for our new home than I was.  It was the first time I had ever lived somewhere with snow, so by the time late October hit and I already saw a layer of white already carpeting the ground, I was concerned. We had not even attempted to run our furnace yet since moving so I knew it was imperative to get an HVAC technician over immediately.  I wasn’t even sure what kind of furnace we had installed. As much as I should have checked these things before signing on the house, I let a few areas like the heating system slip by. After the technician finished his inspections on the entire heating and cooling system, he informed us that our furnace was barely operable.  He also had to inform us that we had a gas furnace and I hadn’t even realized that our house had a gas line at all. We had the choice of another gas fueled combustion system or something else like an electric furnace. There was part of me that wanted to do away with the idea of having a gas furnace altogether. I had heard horror stories about families found dead in their sleep because of an undetected carbon monoxide leak pooling out of a damaged heat exchanger in a gas furnace.  But on the other hand electric furnaces cost a lot more money to run since they put a heavy load on your home’s electricity bill. The technician assured me that with carbon monoxide detectors and regular service and maintenance, many of the newer gas heating systems on the market are relatively safe to use.

portable heater