Your Furnace Will Keep You Warm Day or Night!
A furnace is an important appliance for your home or office. As hot as Texas gets, it isn’t always hot. Sometimes you need something to keep you warm. A household furnace uses something called “intermediary fluid movement” to provide warmth to your home, garage, storage center or any other interior space you may find yourself using. That fluid movement could be anything from air to hot water or even steam. Whatever your furnace is using, though, it needs fuel to make it happen.
Every Furnace Needs Its Fuel
Most furnaces these days use natural gas. It’s clean, simple, and we have a lot of it. But occasionally some furnaces will use other sources. In the old days they used coal and wood, and those still work just fine. Some furnaces use a petroleum product called “fuel oil” which is specific to furnaces and boilers. Others use liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, to kick up the flames of their furnace. And in areas where electricity cost is minimal furnaces can use electricity resistance heating. The best thing to do is decide what will be most efficient for your usage.
All That Furnace Energy May Create Some Exhaust
With all of that energy pumping out all of that heat, there will be some excess exhaust. That exhaust has to go somewhere. In traditional furnaces, this was done with the use of a chimney. While that works for getting rid of some of the exhaust, it also takes out some of the heat. A modern furnace can work at a much higher efficiency, sometimes even reaching 98% efficiency without using a chimney. A small tube sticking out of the roof of the house, or possibly the side, is used to ventilate the little bit of wasted gas and heat. This allows you to keep the heat and lose the waste.
Furnaces that reach an efficiency of 89% or greater typically cause water vapor in the exhaust to condense because of the amount of heat they have removed from the furnace. These types of furnaces are referred to as condensing furnaces. Furnaces that have an efficiency less than 89% are referred to as non-condensing. The condensation created by the high-efficiency furnaces can be highly acidic, and must be protected against as they may cause corrosion. This is done through the use of a condensate pump that removes the water build up. While a high efficiency condensing furnace may cost more to design, build and install, they are often able to deliver energy savings in the range of 20%-35%.
The Parts That Keep You Warm
You want a good furnace, from a reputable brand, that can meet your energy and heating needs. All of the controls need to work properly, along with the correct safety devices. Your air movement needs to be easy, smooth and unobstructed. Every piece of your furnace should be constructed by the best., from the burners to the vents and everything in between.
We carry brands such as Trane, Lennox, Carrier, Goodman and many others.
Some of the models we sell from Lennox are the Merit® Series, Elite® Series , and Signature® Series.
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