Heating

January 26, 2017

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Heat Exchangers

In today’s gas-fired furnaces, heat exchangers are one of the system’s central critical components. A gas burner flame doesn’t directly heat air moving through the furnace. Instead, the burner flame in the combustion chamber heats the heat exchanger, which in turn heats the air circulating through special passages. This not only provides optimum heating performance, it’s a vital safety feature.   Heat exchangers ensure that gases produced in the combustion chamber — including deadly carbon monoxide — are kept out […]
August 29, 2017

Boiler Problems: Most Common

Boilers have a reputation as durable and reliable heating systems, but problems can still develop that require the attention of a knowledgeable HVAC professional. Here are the symptoms of some common boiler problems you might encounter: Kettling If your boiler starts to make rumbling and popping sounds similar to a boiling tea kettle, it’s a warning sign of mineral scale and sediment buildup inside the heat exchanger. The accumulation can erode heating efficiency and put extra strain on the unit […]
January 18, 2018

How to Know if Your Furnace Efficiency is Right

Furnace efficiency begins with the AFUE rating determined at the factory. Short for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, AFUE is a percentage that expresses the amount of fuel consumed that actually produces heat versus the percentage lost during combustion and venting.   Mandated by federal regulations, today the AFUE standard efficiency rating for furnaces is 80%. More expensive high-efficiency furnaces that recover lost heat, however, come with an AFUE as high as 95%.   AFUE is simply the starting point for […]
January 22, 2019

Heating Options: Furnace or Boiler

The differences between forced-air furnaces and boilers, or radiant heating, are numerous. As far as heating options for your home go, Peachtree City is on the southern edge of places where both are viable choices. Which you choose depends on the type of heat you like and your physical preferences. Comfort Comparisons Radiant heating is slow and steady, while forced-air furnaces, including heat pumps, warm your air quickly and cool off just as fast. Eventually, a home with forced-air will […]