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Understanding Your Furnace

Having the proper heating system is important for a home owner. In the winter months, it can be a lifesaver if something goes wrong with the system.

If you’re not exactly sure what to do about your furnace, this article will give you some ideas on how to improve your knowledge of this component of your system.

How Your Heating System Works

Although every type of furnace and air handler has its own unique characteristics, they are typically made up of 4 components. These include the indoor part, the outdoor unit, the temperature control component, and the air quality component.

A single-stage furnace has one speed, which means it provides you with full heat. This means that it will wait for the air to cool down before turning on again.

A two stage furnace allows you to control both the hot and cold air output of your home. This means you can maintain a consistent temperature throughout the day, even as the outside temperature changes.

A variable speed furnace works by moving at varying velocities to control the amount of heat that flows through your home. It uses this method to improve the air quality in your home.

In most cases, a single-stage furnace will result in constant variation in temperature. Two-stage or variable speed furnaces are more energy-efficient and can handle this.

What Else Should You Know About Your Furnace?

As a general rule, it is true that a heating system is a complex and often complicated part of a home. There are many things that we can do to help make it easier to understand.

A dehumidifier and humidifier are great solutions for controlling humidity in your home.

They help keep the air in the right humidity levels.

Instead of forcing air through ducts, ductless systems allow air to flow through their coils.

Due to their ability to deliver heat in a room-by-room basis, ductless systems have become very popular. Zone-based systems are also becoming more prevalent.

Modern heating systems can reach an efficiency of over 97 percent, which means higher savings and better comfort.

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