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Here’s Why People Love Gas Furnaces

family-is-comfortable-indoorsHave you ever wondered why gas furnaces are so popular? It’s like everyone you know owns one! Is this merely a coincidence? We don’t think so!

See, gas furnaces offer tons of great benefits, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to call our team when you need a new furnace in Colorado Springs.)

Now, what were we talking about again? Oh, right! Gas furnaces!

How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

Gas furnaces are by far the most popular heating systems on the market today—simply because they work great!  These furnaces use an ignition system to ignite natural gas. This combustion process sends heat to the heat exchanger. A blower fan then pushes cool air over the heat exchanger. Once the air is heated, it is sent throughout every inch of your home via your ducts, keeping you warm and cozy!

What are the Benefits?

Like we mentioned above, gas furnaces offer a number of great benefits. They’re…

Inexpensive and Accessible

Natural gas is relatively inexpensive, costing significantly less than other gas options (like propane) or electricity. Plus, natural gas is widely available — many homes already have direct access to natural gas lines.


In the last few decades, there have been significant improvements in forced-air system efficiency. Today, gas furnaces are over 95% efficient, which is super important! Here’s why: when your furnace has an efficiency rating of 95%, it means that 95% of the fuel being used becomes heat for your home — you are getting exactly what you pay for with very minimal heat loss or wasted fuel.


Gas furnaces provide fast heat for your home, which is especially pleasant during the winter months. When you turn your system on, you can expect to be warm and cozy in no time. In fact, gas furnaces heat your home faster than most electric furnaces.


Natural gas is the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels. This boosts efficiency whilst decreasing the number of emissions produced. The planet will thank you when you choose natural gas over other gas types.

Call in a Professional

If you are interested in having a natural gas furnace installed in your home, do not hesitate to call in a certified HVAC professional for help. Only a certified pro will be able to match you with the system that best suits your unique comfort and budget needs and install it accordingly.

And yes, while there may be plenty of amateurs willing to provide these services for a fairly cheap price, remember that an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. Therefore, if you want the job done right, you’ll call in a certified pro.

To learn more about the benefits of installing a gas furnace, contact the team at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning. Home and Commercial Comfort Efficiency. Serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. 

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