Here are 3 Types of Furnace System That You Can Choose From For Your Home or Business Place:
This is the classic furnace unit that has two settings: ON or OFF. This is also the type of furnace that has only one stage when it comes to the heating operation: high which basically means that the furnace will constantly release the maximum amount of heat when turned on. Among the 3 types of furnaces, single-stage has cheapest upfront cost but is also the least efficient.
A two-stage furnace can have a secondary setting where you can choose whether to use only 60-80% of the maximum heat. This type of furnace is also more efficient when compared to single-stage furnaces because it provides more consistent heat distribution throughout your home or commercial building.
Variable Speed Furnace
A variable speed furnace has multiple heating stages, from 100% capacity to as low as around 40%, making them the most efficient furnace type. Since this type of furnace can correctly control the flow of heated air to your place, this lessens the energy being used as well. Although they can more expensive up front, you will be able to save more in the long run due to their efficiency.
Since you are now able to choose which type of furnace to purchase, you should also consider how the equipment will be installed. Milton Heating and Air Conditioning Services offer installation services for any kind of furnace available in the market. Furnace installation is complicated and not as simple as installing a refrigerator or microwave where you just plug it in, and it’s good to go. Different furnaces require specific requirements to match it to the place it’s being installed into so the whole installation process requires expertise and tools to do the job right.
Here are some of the items our HVAC technician will carry out during the installation process:
- Conduct an overall inspection and assessment of the place where the furnace will be installed, taking into account things like area size, insulation, quality of the windows, and other factors that will affect the performance of the furnace.
- Check that the size of the duct fits the specifications required to make sure the air flows smoothly from the furnace to air ducts and the air supply feeds back into the furnace’s blower motor without any obstruction. This is important because improperly sized air ducts can result to higher utility bills as well as shorten the lifespan of your heating equipment.
- Check gas lines, mechanical and electrical components to ensure that they’re set up properly for the installation and prevent any risk to the safety of its owners. Heating components like the heat exchanger, must be completely sealed to avoid potential carbon monoxide leaks.
- Depending on the furnace chosen, a vent or a chimney may need to be installed, which means part of your place will be taken apart and constructed to accommodate the furnace system.
- Safety checks will be conducted by the technicians throughout the installation process which includes removal of hazardous materials around the area, shutting off any electrical system, gas or fuel lines that run to the furnace, etc.
- Thoroughly test the newly installed furnace. Through testing, the technicians will measure the cubic feet per minute of airflow, static pressure, temperature rise rates at various furnace power, and many other important factors. This is conducted to ensure the newly installed equipment meets the manufacturer and safety codes.
- Conduct a walkthrough with the owner after the installation. This includes replacing the filter, adjusting the thermostat, and any other functionality that the owner can manage on their own.