Which Type of Gas Furnaces is Right For You?

Worker fixing gas furnace

There are three furnace types available today. The most effective choice for your home will depend on its size, your heating requirements, and your budget. If you already have a furnace, it may be wise to have it checked for efficiency especially, if it is over ten years old.
Before you settle for a furnace repair, you may want to call a professional in Utah to determine if that is the best option for you or whether you should upgrade. Whatever the situation, Whipple Service Champions notes that you may choose any of the following options:

Standard Furnace

Imagine yourself sprinting every time you step out to take a walk. Also called the single-stage furnace, the conventional furnace has just one heat output stage – high. It continually disperses the maximum amount of heat it was designed for regardless of the outdoor temperatures. There is only an on and off speed, nothing in between. The result is an expensive furnace to maintain.

Two-stage furnace

In a two-stage furnace, you can adjust the flow of gas between low and high. The system uses a thermostat to determine the home’s heating needs. It starts at half power, delivering about 40 000 BTUs. When the thermostat signals a high temperature, the valve opens in full. The advantage of this is that the system can run long heating cycles, creating a warm and comfortable environment.

Variable speed furnace

This furnace type has a modulating valve that adjusts the output to precisely what you need. Most regulators take on a one percent increase so that you can adapt to your home needs by the minute to ensure efficiency. A variable speed furnace will move the fan to regulate the air dispersed in the home, resulting in better airflow.

The best option to invest in is a modulating furnace. It may cost more upfront, but the energy you save quickly surpasses what you spend. However, the variable speed furnace may not be the best option for your home.

Your family’s comfort is of utmost importance. Ask the professionals to analyze your home, assess your comfort needs, and advise accordingly.