Forced Air Furnaces Are Still a Good Choice
- December 17, 2013
A homeowner looking to invest in a new furnace is faced with several options. Forced air furnaces are the most commonly used systems in the United States, and despite being a relatively old technology, they’re still a great option for a homeowner looking to find a good balance of efficiency, affordability and convenience. Here are a few reasons you should consider a forced air furnace for your next HVAC upgrade.
- Simplicity – Forced air furnaces work by heating air at a central location, then using a fan to force it through the ducts in your home. The air is filtered and recirculated continuously while the system’s running. Some heat pumps require a fuel source such as propane or natural gas. Others, called heat pumps, extract heat from the air outside and bring it into your home using electricity. No matter the variety, all forced air furnaces are straightforward and simple to install and maintain. You’ll have no trouble finding a qualified technician in your area that can perform the installation and regular maintenance of the system.
- Energy efficiency – Forced air heaters are among the most energy-efficient solutions on the market. Most of them rely on a thermostat system to turn on and off automatically. This is the most efficient way to run a furnace. It optimizes both comfort and energy conservation.
- Convenience – Forced air furnaces offer many convenient features. As mentioned above, they’re controlled by a thermostat, so you simply have to set the thermostat once and the system will keep your house at the desired comfort level until you decide to change it. Also, forced air furnaces provide the added benefit of filtering the air in your home as it circulates through the system. For most homeowners, this removes the need for any additional air-cleaning equipment.
To get professional advice on whether or not a forced air furnace is right for your home, please contact us at Comfort Services, Inc. Our friendly, experienced professionals have answers to all your heating and cooling questions.