Furnace Installation & Furnace Repairs
Like heat pumps, furnaces keep your North Carolina home warm in the winter and serve as an important part of your air conditioning system in the summer. In a furnace, gas or oil is combusted in a burner and then the heat produced from that reaction passes through a heat exchanger, where it is transferred to the air distribution system.
Your furnace and fan is either on or off. Pretty simple, huh? However, a salesperson might have told you that a single-stage furnace has multiple speeds. This is because a single-stage furnace does have several optional speeds, but when it is installed it is hard wired to only one. Every home has a unique heat load that should be calculated for you by your heating and air conditioning contractor. Your home's heat load is what is used to determine the best speed for your single-stage furnace to be configured with upon installation.
Two-stage furnaces are more efficient and more effective at heating your North Carolina area home. Furnaces are like light bulbs: They operate better if they are turned on and left on. If you flick a light switch on and off, over and over, that light bulb will soon be toast. The same goes for furnaces. Running at 65% for 9 minutes is better than 100% for 3 minutes several times an hour. It uses less gas and is easier on the machine.
In single-stage furnaces, if you want your fan on for circulation - the fan is always on high. It is the only option. Not only is that hard on the utility bill, but a fan on high also means that the warm air is moving fast. Warm air moving fast creates a cool breeze! In multi-speed furnaces, the fan turns over slowly to maintain air circulation while being easy on the utility bill. By the way, most air cleaners and filtration devices are only active when the furnace blower is on. Therefore, the best way to utilize these accessories is to have a variable speed blower. Switching its blower fan from a/c current to d/c current only draws 1/10 the electricity.
If you are looking for a professional Asheville furnace installation and furnace repair contractor in North Carolina, please call us today at 828.254.0206 or complete our online request form for an in-home consultation.