Advantages & Disadvantages of Electric Heating

Although electric heating offers considerable advantages, it also has certain disadvantages which gain significance depending on the climate in which you live.

Reliability

Some reliability related advantages include electric heating's solid safety record, and its lack of any dangerous point-of-use emissions or noise pollution, according to Leonardo-energy.

Comfort

Electric heating offers total control that allows for heating at the exact time and location desired, as well as the capacity for a constant temperature for a heated room, with a maximum 5 percent temperature variation.

Easy Installation

Electric furnaces are compact, allowing them to fit into most spaces. Because electric furnaces have no ductwork, piping or fuel-storage components, they have lower installation costs than other furnace systems, notes Qualitysmith.

High Cost

Electric furnaces are costly to operate. Such furnaces consume considerable electricity and can raise the household electric bill extensively.

Outages

An electric furnace cannot operate during power outages. Therefore, when you need heating most, such as during bad weather, the furnace will not function.