A few words about electric heat
An electric heating system is an expensive and inefficient way to heat a New Jersey home. While all of the electricity used by an electric furnace is converted into heat at your home, power generating plants first need to burn coal or natural gas to create electricity in the first place.
Unfortunately, about two-thirds of this electrical energy is lost in the process—including the energy consumed in the extraction, production, processing and transportation of the fuel to the point of use. That’s not to mention the many emissions that are generated during this vastly inefficient process.
As we stated earlier, no matter what energy you use to heat your home—heating oil, natural gas, electricity, propane or wood—that energy comes from the earth. And for all fuels, exploration, drilling and burning have an impact on the environment.
As a nation of energy consumers, our No. 1 priority should be to simply use less! As an example, if all oil-heated homes in the U.S. used modern, efficient equipment, we could save 5 billion gallons of oil each year!*
*Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.