Are some Furnaces better than others?

Given the times with internet search, homeowners can search for information and value in any household purchase they make.

Searching for a furnace is no different.

When it comes time to replace your furnace, you want your equipment to work while minimizing costs and delivering comfort to your home. The best furnaces are energy efficient. 

Each brand of furnace offers a similar array of key features, depending on price. Understanding the different parts of your gas furnace can help you perform maintenance and diagnose problems correctly.

Variable-speed Blowers – “variable speed” refers to the furnace’s fan motor, which moves at different speeds to control the flow of heat and cool air in your home.

Blower Motor – The air from your furnace gets passed through your ducts using the blower motor. It is responsible for the process of “cycling air.”

Air Filtration – Fitting a furnace with an electrostatic filter, which uses an electrical charge to help trap particles, or a high-efficiency particulate-arresting (HEPA) filter can reduce the amount of dust blown through the heating system.

Heat Exchanger – where the cold air is heated in a gas furnace.

Venting – pipes that lead from the furnace to the outside. Very important piece because they direct gases out of your home.

Zoned Heating – A zoned heating and cooling system breaks your home into different areas or “zones”, each controlled separately by a thermostat. The larger a home, the more zoned heating can be useful and economical.

It’s no secret that your heating and cooling is the most important element for your home. As homeowners, it’s critical to understand and stay up-to-date on your HVAC system.

Looking for heating and cooling repair, service, or install near you?  Polar Bear Heating & Air has two convenient locations to better serve you.