Furnaces

February 25, 2016

Will a Dirty Furnace Coil Affect Your HVAC System?

During the course of any heating or cooling season, dirt, mold spores and other debris can collect within your HVAC system’s evaporator coil. A dirty furnace coil affects home comfort, the life of the system, and your utility bills. It can even cause the furnace to shut down suddenly. Here is more about the effects of a dirty furnace coils and how you can prevent future problems. Effects of a Dirty Furnace Coil Air heated by your furnace travels through […]
February 9, 2016

Things to Keep in Mind When You’re Installing a Furnace

If you’re undertaking a furnace installation in the near future, there are a number of considerations you’ll want to take into account. Not all furnaces are the same, nor are all homes. The furnace you have installed needs to match your home’s heating needs, among other factors. Consider the following before a furnace installation: Fuel source — Different furnaces burn different fuels, including natural gas, fuel oil and propane. Electric furnaces and heat pumps also are available. The natural gas […]
February 4, 2016

Ways to Alleviate the Load on Your Furnace

To save energy this winter, your primary goal should be to reduce the heating load on your central heating system, whether it’s a furnace or a heat pump. The heating load is the amount of energy that’s required to make your Georgia home feel comfortable, and reducing that load is essential if you want lower heating bills. But how do you do it? Following are some tactics for reducing the workload (aka heating load) on your heating system. The bonus […]
December 29, 2015

Understanding the Basics of a Variable-Speed Furnace

A variable-speed furnace offers more comfort, increased energy savings and greater longevity than a single-stage heating system. The term “variable speed” refers to the motor inside the air handler that powers the fan. These types of motors embed the most advanced motor technology available in residential HVAC systems. Variable-speed motors are actually electronically-commutated motors (ECMs), and use electricity differently than the more common permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor used in HVAC systems. ECMs use inverters to change the power from […]