Electric heat isn’t always the best option but it’s sometimes the only one when ductwork is difficult or impossible to install. Baseboard or electric strip heaters are available in sizes ranging from 500 to 2500 watts and are primarily available in a stylish white tone.
Electric forced-air furnaces come in a wide range of capacities – generally from 10 kilowatts to 30 kilowatts. The heating elements, circulation fan, air filter, and control components are contained in a compact cabinet that can be mounted vertically or horizontally.
Their use is popular where fossil fuel options are not available such as in rural areas and cottage country. Consideration must be given to the Electrical service load requirements. A typical 100 amp service will not have enough capacity with even a 10 kilowatt Electric Furnace.