Gas or propane, new installation or direct replacement, fuel type conversion or a simple upgrade, we can help you select the solution that is best for you. Understanding the difference between available products ensures that you've made the right choice for your situation. Unfortunately, you can't test drive a new furnace, so let's make sure we kick the tires together and that you feel good about the unit you buy.
Selecting a new furnace doesn't have to be as complicated as you think. There are several types of furnaces available on the market today that make it easy for us to tailor to your specific needs. In order to make the best decision, it's always best to consult with an expert. For now, here's a little information on what's available to get you started and feeling informed.
Good. Simple, budget friendly.
Single-stage units cycle full burner flame on and off as needed based on a call for heat from your thermostat. This is the most simple type of furnace and also the most budget-friendly. These units are much more efficient than older style mid-efficiency systems but are not as efficient as two-stage or modulating furnaces.
Better, more efficient.
Similar to the gears on a bicycle, these types of furnaces have two levels of operation. In the low fire setting, the furnace consumes less energy and will satisfy the heating requirements of your home for the majority of the heating season. When winter rears it's ugly head, your furnace kicks into the high fire setting and ensures that your home stays warm regardless of what's going on outside.
Best, most efficient.
A modulating furnace is the most efficient option and provides the best overall value if you consider the fuel consumption savings over the life of the unit. A furnace that is capable of full modulation adjusts the flame and blower speed based on the demand for heating at any given time. These units only burn the fuel they need and are able to provide better temperature control due to less of a swing compared to a unit that is either on or off at full flame. We will most likely try to talk you into one of these because we believe the long term value is definitely there vs other options. I bet you're surprised we said that. What can we say, we're just being honest.
Let us know when you are ready or if you have any questions, and we will help you with the next steps.
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