Most Reliable Gas Furnaces

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Gas Furnace vs Furnace

It's never too early to think about your furnace. Yes, the mercury is rising outside but before you know it, fall will arrive and you know what that means; sweater weather and turning on your furnace.

Whether your furnace is outdated or you've simply been thinking about an upgrade, there are several things to consider.

Read on to learn about the most reliable types of gas furnaces and what they can do for you:

What is a Gas Furnace?

Before we discuss the different types of gas furnaces, it’s important that you understand what gas furnaces are and how they work. To start, a gas furnace is a device that utilizes fossil fuels such as gas and coal to transfer heat. A furnace can also convert gas to heat by using heat exchangers, blowers and burners.

Now that you have a general understanding of how furnaces work, let’s get into the types of HVAC furnaces.

Single Stage Furnace

A single stage furnace is one of the most common furnaces you see today. Buildings such as apartment complexes, schools and businesses mainly use this type of furnace. Here’s how it works: A single stage HVAC furnace uses a gas valve that opens and closes. The gas that flows into the unit at only a single rate; high. In fact, a majority of single-stage gas furnaces tend to operate at about 80 percent of yearly fuel usage.

Two Stage Furnace

A two-stage furnace is very similar to its single stage predecessor. It uses a valve to adjust the flow of gas and hot air. However, the process is a bit different. Instead of just blowing hot air into an area, this furnace communicates with the installed thermostat in order to read the temperature. Once that’s done, the furnace will adjust accordingly.

A Modulating Furnace

A modulating furnace works a bit differently than the ones mentioned above. Similar to the two-stage furnace, the modulating furnace adjusts to the heating output except that it’s more precise. In fact, many modulating furnaces tend to regulate the heating output with an increase of one percent. This, in turn, lets the heating system adjust the amount of needed gas. People who live in colder climates especially benefit from this furnace.

While some may debate about which furnace is better, but ultimately, it all depends on preference and personal needs. There is no better furnace in a sense where one is better than the rest. Rather, it’s more like one of these furnaces is better to suit your wants and needs compared to the others. Regardless of your choice, you’ll need an HVAC professional to install it.

Whether you need a new furnace or are simply are shopping around, we've got you covered! Contact Ardmore Fresh Air at (847) 792-1019 or schedule your service online and we’ll send one of our HVAC professionals to assist you!

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