Using a centralized heating system for homes dates back to the time of the ancient Romans. Today’s options for home heating systems are numerous, but if you have a home with ductwork, you may want to consider the installation of a furnace. Many of today’s furnaces have efficiency ratings over 90%, and you can choose from a gas furnace (or propane) or an electric furnace. The experts at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning have been installing, repairing, replacing and maintaining home heating systems for over 30 years, so call us today!
Gas furnaces provide heat from combustion: the burner is lit and the burner heats the heat exchanger, and together these two components generate the heat that is blown into your home’s living spaces. One of the great benefits of a gas furnace is the easy access to the fuel source, i.e., the main gas line. Tapping into your city’s main gas line means you don’t have to manage fuel deliveries or worry about running out of fuel; you can also use the gas coming into your home for other appliances. Natural gas is the cleanest-burning of all the fossil fuels, and efficiency ratings of gas furnaces can be as high as 98%.
Many people may remember when electric furnaces weren’t very efficient, but new technologies and product design have made electric furnaces very energy efficient. In fact, many have energy efficiency ratings of 100% because electric furnaces don’t lose any fuel to exhaust. Electric furnaces heat by electrifying tightly-wound metal coils that reside in a component called a heating element. Once the air around the heating element reaches the correct temperature, the fan blows the air into your home. Electric furnaces can be good choices for homeowners who do not have access to a natural gas line or for those who don’t want to use a fossil fuel.
Which Is Best for You?
Your furnace is going to be with you for 15-20 years, so one of the best ways to determine which type of furnace will be best for your home is to work with a trained expert.
If you are ready for a new furnace installation in Louisville, schedule an appointment with an AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning specialist today!