Making the switch from gas to electric

After the gas explosions rocked our neighborhood just back in October, my husband and I vowed to never have gas ever again. I don’t care if it’s not good for the environment to heat your home with something other than gas. Sure, I want to do my part and not litter and try and keep the earth a better place. However, I also need to be able to feel safe and comfortable while I do so. When that gas company who is responsible for the explosions offered to install new non-gas powered HVAC systems at no cost to us, my husband and I jumped at the opportunity to finally have our house disconnected from the gas line entirely. He and I are well aware that we are both very lucky to be alive and have our home. A lot of innocent people died the day due to the gas explosions, and many more injured just trying to escape the flames. This was no place to raise a child, in fear and anxiety that one day the gas company could screw up another routine pipe inspection and blow up half the town. Since we didn’t have the money to move, we took them up on the offer. I ignored my husband’s protest to get a heated floor, and instead went with the less messy and far more affordable option of an electric furnace with radiators. The electric furnace needs no ductwork or pipework, only wiring which must be handled by a professional HVAC employee to be done correctly. I’m so relieved to have a gas free home and be safe should a disaster like this strike twice.

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