Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 2 months ago

Swap gas burners with Electric heat coil?

Assuming the btu's can be matched, is it possible to replace the gas components in a goodman furnace with an electric heat coil? Essentially attempting to use the shell, the main motherboard, and the blower in the furnace.   

6 Answers

  • 2 months ago
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    the board would not be the correct one.  and you'd need to upgrade the electric service to 220v, about 40 amps.  Interesting idea, but not for the average homeowner.  -- grampa

  • 2 months ago

    It would be easier to replace the entire unit.

    It will almost certainly cost more to operate an electric heater.

  • fuzzy
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Lets say it's a average furnace with an output of 80000 BTUs, that would equate to about 23000 Watts of electric power, you electric meter would spin so fast you would think the disc was standing still, you would need to run at least #2 cable from a breaker so big that the rest of the house would brown out when it turned on.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A gas furnace mother board to run electric coils, hahahahahahahaha

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  • Droopy
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    No Gas furnace housing  an electric resistant heat are totally different.   I'm sure you could jack leg it but there's no way to do it.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I very much doubt it. Why would you want to? The running cost would increase considerably.

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