I am debating on if I want to get a gas heater or an electric heater. There are pros and cons to both heating equipment. The gas furnace has a lot of safety issues associated with it. Basically if you let the heater get dirty, it can overheat and bad things will happen. The heat exchanger could crack and release carbon monoxide into the home. The tasteless, odorless gas will slowly poison you until hospitalization. What is worse is that the heater could also catch on fire if it gets too hot with the dust. Fire or poison, what is really better? The electric furnace is just super expensive. The initial cost, installation and maintenance is more. Also, using electric to heat is just way more expensive than gas. When the power goes out too, you are screwed. Do you really wanna give up heating on really rainy, windy days? The installation of the electric heater is super simple though. A gas furnace requires gas hookups and a flue system installed. But when you run that gas heater, the cost of it won’t be bad. You also can always get gas to run your system. A power outage won’t matter, you are safe. So what heater device is the right one for me? I know I need a furnace with the layout of my home. It just makes sense. I don’t know if I can handle the safety risks to get a cheaper heater. But, I don’t know if I can afford an electric heater with all the expenses associated.