Planning on purchasing a new high-efficiency furnace in the near future? Making sure to look for a few key points can make the difference between purchasing a money-guzzling mediocre furnace, and a high efficiency and well-working furnace from Lennox, American Standard and more!
Need help deciding on your high-efficiency furnace? Make sure to look at the following list while determining which make and model are right for you.
High-Efficiency Furnace Size
When purchasing a new furnace, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, and smaller won’t always be cheaper. A furnace that is too small will fail to adequately heat up a home and keep the temperature consistent. A furnace that is too large will automatically shut off when it heats up a home too quickly. This means that you will notice significant temperature shifts all day. You need a perfectly sized furnace for your home.
Don’t know what size you need? Conduct a heat loss calculation, otherwise known as the Manual J calculation. This equation will take your home size, climate, design and architecture of your home into consideration. It will then tell you what size for a furnace is necessary and ideal for your home. Ask a skilled HVAC professional to help you determine what furnace size is best for you!
Single or Two Stage Furnace?
What is the difference between a single and a two-stage furnace system? A two-stage variety can work at a low speed for most of the day, unlike a single furnace. Two stage is also superior for it’s quieter operation noise level and often has little temperature variance.
Variable-Speed Blower Motor
Variable speed furnaces offer efficiency and comfort. Air volume, speed, and the temperature are automatically adjusted to suit your home’s needs. The fan will come equipped with a var-cap, which increases the efficiency of the air conditioner during offseasons, which helps reduce energy bills during the summer.
Choosing a Trusted HVAC Contractor
A truly skilled and trained HVAC professional will make your new furnace installation a seamless and worry-free process. Choose the professionals at Constant Home Comfort today, and see not only the difference in price but the difference in quality and your comfort as well!
What Customers are saying about High-Efficiency Furnaces from Constant Home Comfort!
- Tina, Toronto ON: I had one put in about 3 weeks ago and I can’t believe how quiet and warm it is! I can’t wait to see how much I saved on my gas bill.
- Fred, Burlington ON: I bought this furnace the week before Christmas and my house is now toasty warm. I have told everyone that the same temperature on the thermostat feels warmer than with my old furnace!
- George, Ajax ON: My wife and I bought a Lennox furnace to replace our over 40-year-old gas furnace… It is very efficient, heats the house quickly and has certainly reduced our monthly heating bills. Glad we got it when we did.
These are also called smoke tube or fire tube boilers. They constitute of long steel tubes. Hot gas emitted by your furnace will pass through these tubes and convert the water into steam. These types of boilers usually have a minimal capital cost, are fuel-friendly and are simple to operate. Capacity-wise, they go up to 25 tons/hr and 17.5kg/cm².
WATER TUBE BOILERS
These systems are built so that steam and water travel through the tubes and the hot gas goes over the exterior surface. Most modern capacity boilers fall under this category. The common constituents in these systems are headers, tubes and drums that are arranged to optimally produce steam.
As opposed to shell tube, water tube boilers operate under high pressures and have a greater capacity. Depending on the application, you can shop for either single- or multiple-drum systems. Water tube boilers have a higher fuel-efficiency than shell tube models.
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