Electrician, Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Best Benefits of Electric Heating for Your Home

Even though you can choose from various heating solutions, not all of them are equal. As determined by the layout and location of your home, certain heating methods are more suitable than others. However, electric heating is typically the most affordable, dependable, and efficient choice. The following will discuss the top benefits of electric heating for your home.


Affordability & Efficiency


In contrast to oil and gas heating, electric heating costs have remained relatively stable over the years. Electric heating systems have the advantage that they can be independently wired for certain areas. This allows unused rooms to remain unheated, which can save utility costs. So the way you use your electric heaters can result in significant energy savings. In addition, they are not costly to install, and electrical heating systems have longer service lives than other heating methods. The costs of repairs and replacement are also less.


Ease of Installation


If you need to install more heating in your home, electric heaters are typically the easiest choice. The addition of ducts to a HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system can be disruptive, depending on how the furnace was designed to distribute air throughout the house. If there are a few rooms that require more heating, installing wall heaters or electric baseboards is a good way to supplement a central heating system. They are able to operate independently, and modifications to the central heating system will not be needed. In contrast, closing vents of rooms in forced air systems can stress a furnace.




As electric heaters do not depend on burning fuels in your home, they will not release carbon dioxide into the environment. In contrast to oil heating, you will not need to have fuel for heating transported to your home.


Safety & Reliability


Having no noxious fumes, combustible gases, or burning materials, electric heating is perhaps the safest option for home heating. Electrical heating methods do not require moving parts, decreasing the chances of break downs while increasing the service life of the heating system.


Electrical Services You Can Trust


Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:


  • Standby Generator Installation
  • Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
  • Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Structured Cabling
  • Circuit Breaker Replacement


Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.