Many factors are involved in determining the most efficient heating methods for your home. One question is whether you are building a new home or looking to revamp the heating system in your current home. Another factor is the cost of energy in your area. Electricity costs in one part of the country may be exorbitant and very manageable in another part of the country. The size of your home is also a factor. Some heating systems are more efficient in larger homes, some in smaller homes. Determine the factors that apply to you and make your decision accordingly.
The amount of use your furnace will get is another consideration. If you are in a warmer climate, where you may use your heating system only in the overnight hours for a few months, you may be able to get by with a smaller system, where the same size house in the upper Midwest or Northeast needs a much more sturdy and durable system.