As winter approaches, the efficiency and functionality of your furnace are even more critical. The furnace is one of the essential components of your plumbing system, as it is responsible for heating the air in your home. In a previous blog, we’ve covered common issues you might encounter with your furnace in the next several weeks. Before purchasing a furnace, you first need to consider several factors. Considerations such as your home’s size and overall energy needs should always factor into your decision. This blog will discuss the different furnaces available for your residential property.
Natural Gas Furnace
These types of furnaces are the most common of all home furnaces. However, you’ll need access to a city gas line to use a gas furnace for your residential property. These furnaces are a bit pricey, but they are well worth the investment as they are cost-effective. These furnaces have a smooth operation as they use flames to heat exchangers, and the air transfers to heat as it comes out of air ducts. Natural furnaces are the most popular option for consumers, as over 50 percent of Americans have a gas furnace for their homes.
Electric furnaces are inexpensive, have at least a ten-year lifespan, and are easy to set up. However, your energy bill will be sure to increase. These furnaces work the same way as gas, but the only difference is that they use electricity instead of gas.
Oil Furnace Types
These particular furnaces are used the most in the northeastern part of the United States. Oil furnaces are less efficient than gas, but consumers pay lower upfront costs with oil furnaces. These furnaces use a burn chamber to heat your home as oil evaporates to mist. That mist is sprayed on your burner; your burner heats the air and distributes it through your air ducts. It would be best if you also were sure to keep track of oil tanks so that you don’t dry out your furnace.
Propane Furnace Type
Propane furnaces originate from oil and gas and are typically stored in tanks. They are some of the less common furnaces used, as only 10 percent of homes across the country use propane furnaces. If oil and gas are scarce in your area, propane is an excellent alternative. Propane furnaces operate like natural gas furnaces, but the only difference is that they use propane instead of natural gas.
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