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Heating and Cooling
Office: (586) 774-5020
Cell: (586) 321-2718

Furnace

Facts:
• When it is cold your furnace will warm your home and is an important part in the operation of an air conditioning system.

• Furnaces produce heat through the combustion of natural gas in the furnace's burner. The heat produced from this process then passes through a heat exchanger. Air from your home's return air ducts is blown over the heat exchanger, thus warming the air.

• The furnace's blower then blows the warmed air into the duct-work, which carries and disperses the warmed air throughout the home.

• During warmer months, the blower inside a furnace continues to circulate return air throughout the home--only this time, the return air has been cooled by being blown over the indoor coil portion of the home's split-system air conditioning system. The condensing coil is typically installed on top of the furnace.

Factors To Consider When Buying A New Furnace:
Indoor warmth any time it is required.

Energy efficiency – The efficiency of a furnace can be determined by its AFUE – or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. The minimum efficiency level for furnaces currently manufactured in the U.S. is 80% AFUE. A rating of "80% AFUE" means that for every dollar you spend heating your home; 80 cents are actually applied to the generation of warmth. Compared to many of the 60% AFUE furnaces in older homes, 80% AFUE furnaces are a significant improvement. However, for enhanced energy efficiency, you may wish to consider a 95+% AFUE furnace.

Cleaner air – As your HVAC system draws air out of various rooms in the house through return air ducts, the air is pulled through an air filter, which removes airborne particles such as dust and lint. This cleaning process improves with the installation of a variable-speed furnace. Variable-speed furnaces use variable-speed blowers, which shift between several speeds. These furnaces will run longer at a low speed, which causes them to filter the indoor air more frequently.

Possible Tax Credit – As part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the U.S. government has made a provision for tax credits. Discuss these tax credits with a tax professional to see if you qualify.

Richard, Clinton Township 11/2010
“My furnace wouldn’t work when I turned it on for the first time this year. The service man (Dennis) came out quickly and figured out the problem. I checked two companies first, and his rate was the most reasonable. I would use them again.”
 

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