September 14, 2021

What Are The Different Types of Furnaces?

Don’t think we haven’t noticed like everyone else that crisp cool air was upon us after the series of storms that hit a week ago. The heat is back for one last final push, but don’t let that put off worrying about heating during the winter months. The cold air is breaking through any moment now, which makes it a great time to reach out to heater repair in South Jersey experts regarding tune-ups or replacements. Unfortunately, sometimes when you are looking for a furnace tune-up, a furnace replacement is needed instead. Here is what to know about replacing your furnace system.

What is A Furnace?

A furnace is one of the main modules of your overall HVAC system in your home or business. Your furnace is the ultimate source of power that runs your heating system. A furnace works by your thermostat being set to a specific temperature that activates your furnace to adjust accordingly. The furnace works by a series of switches and ventilation paths that circulate warm air through your home. How the heat is initially transferred is based upon the specific type of furnace you own. There are a few different types of furnaces that have various ways to generate and move heat as well as different sizes of the overall system.

Different Types of Furnaces

There are a couple of main types of furnaces. Each type varies in terms of price, size, efficiency, and operation. The first and most economical type of furnace is natural gas. Natural gas furnaces have been around for quite some time and have improved on efficiency over the years. Modern gas furnaces can be highly efficient depending on your location and brand of furnace. Natural gas is the most popular way to heat your home or business.

The next type is an oil furnace. Oil furnaces are commonly used in Northeastern parts of the United States. They are neck and neck between natural gas furnaces but fall a little short with efficiency in comparison. Oil furnaces are cheaper than natural gas furnaces, which makes them appetizing to go with.

Electric furnaces come in as the next type. Electric furnaces are the cheapest option to purchase as a furnace solution, but the least efficient. With electricity costs frequently fluctuating and higher than gas, the difference in upfront savings and long-term costs equal out.

Propane is the last type of furnace that can be installed. Propane is installed typically when gas or oil isn’t really accessible in your area. Propane is stored in a tank on your home or business’s grounds that is used to run the furnace. Propane is a byproduct of gas and oil production which makes it available for use since oil and gas consumption are consistent.

We hope these furnace overviews help you out when deciding on your next heating investment. Feel free to reach out to Fante’s South Jersey Furnace Repair team if you have any questions or concerns about your system!

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