One of the oldest methods used in residential heating systems is furnaces, which are common in many homes and business throughout the U.S. To run at high efficiency levels, modern furnace models rely on propane, gas, and electricity, whereas the older furnaces were fueled with coal and wood. Furnaces are commonly installed in older homes for heating systems. Modern furnaces have advanced technology to make them highly efficient, for instance, if they have an AFUE, or annual fuel utilization efficiency, with a rating of 98%, this illustrates the furnace will change 98% of the fuel they consume into heat. Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating would like to satisfy the curious minds in the Greater Las Vegas Valley by sharing the basics of how the furnace functions.
How Does Forced Air Heating Work?
The principle of forced air heating applies no matter which fuel a furnace uses. Through the ductwork of a house and out vents, blower fans funnel the heated air after the furnace transfers it. Homeowners can avoid equipment taking up additional space for their cooling system being that furnaces commonly share the duct system with an air conditioner. Where the pilot light ignites natural gas, the furnace is set off by a series of burners inside a combustion chamber. After the heat transfers to the air and raises it to the temperature set by the thermostat, the burners create the heat where it then enters the heat exchanger. The blowers take the air and send it through the ducts next. The propane furnaces functions similarly. Using an electrical ignition, electrical furnaces begin the heating process. As the ignition activates, the gas-powered burners are replaced with heating elements that contain conductive coils alternatively. For the blowers to handler the heating air is begun as the current passes through the coils. The more heating elements turn on the more heat the thermostat calls. Without safety concerns the furnaces contain many components, the heat exchange and distribution run smoothly, though it sounds deceptively simple. Without the specific tools and extensive HVAC training, it is recommended that do not try to diagnose or fix a malfunctioning furnace yourself. You should rely on experts to take care of the issues your furnace is experiencing, no matter what powers the furnace. Gas furnaces can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning and the electrical furnaces can inflict high voltage shocks.
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You can keep the heating system running more effectively throughout fall and winter, with the expertise of Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating, no matter if you have a furnace, radiant floor heating, heat pump, or geothermal, particularly with proper maintenance. The professionals provide furnace installation, replacement, and repairs to keep your furnace operating to its full potential. With the ongoing education, and formal training, and daily experience as well as the skills, to ensure your furnace is services are done with accuracy and efficiency. With affordable furnace services, high-quality services provided by Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating can help you keep your furnace operating well. Contact us today.