Furnaces are designed to automatically add heat to your home. There are various kinds available, but the most common types include gas, oil, wood and electric. It's important to consider not only the efficiency, but the size of the furnace compared to the space you're heating. In fact, having an energy efficient unit that's too large for your space can be more expensive than having a smaller, less efficient unit. It's important to speak with a licenced and experienced furnace installer to ensure your unit is the right fit for your space.
And there are no shortcuts or substitutes for safety. Regular maintenance is an important part of ensuring your furnace is working at peak efficiency. Whether your furnace is old or brand new, mid or high efficiency, it's important to have it checked annually. A little bit of maintenance every year can save you a lot of money on repairs and on your energy bills.
Furnaces can break down suddenly and unexpectedly without the proper maintenance checks. The repairs and replacements in emergencies like these are much more expensive than regular maintenance and annual checkups. These maintenance checks on your Duncan furnace can identify potential problems before they lead to breakdowns and larger costs. Benefits of regular checkups for your furnace in Duncan include:
Don't get left out in the cold. Your Duncan furnace can breakdown at any time while in use, and in the winter this can be an extreme emergency. LD Plumbing & Heating offers dependable emergency furnace repairs whenever you need us most. Call us anytime—7 days a week and we'll get your furnace running again in no time. We perform fast emergency furnace repairs in Duncan and the surrounding areas, so if your furnace stops working in the middle of the night be sure to call LD Plumbing & Heating.
Different furnaces offer different levels efficiency. There are also different types of efficiency. Steady state efficiency refers to how much usable heat a furnace creates while running. This takes into consideration the heat that leaves your home through the chimney and what remains in your home and runs through the ductwork to warm your family.
Seasonal efficiency refers to off-cycle losses and steady state losses. Due to start-up and cool down times, furnaces lose heat and contribute to off-cycle losses as well as the steady state losses for while they’re running.
Although more expensive up front, High efficiency furnaces provide more output at a fraction of the monthly cost of a mid-efficiency furnace. Most newer furnaces also include two-stage modulating, that allows your furnace to operate on either a high or low setting depending on the temperature you desire. This allows of more efficient heating, while also being quieter and requiring less running time. You can also add a variable speed motor that regulates fan speed for even greater savings.
If you plan on installing a high efficiency furnace into your Duncan home, call LD Plumbing & Heating for a quote and consultation.