Most homeowners are familiar with single stage furnaces. They have a single stage gas valve, and the blower operates at a single speed.
They are the most affordable design, sacrificing some efficiency at the cost of a lower price barrier to ownership.
These furnaces have a two stage gas valve and a DC, variable speed blower motor. The blower motor is designed to run continually at a very low speed.
As the thermostat calls for heat, the gas valve opens approximately 60%. The blower continues as it always does. After 10 minutes, if the thermostat temperature setting is not reached, the gas valve opens fully and the blower speed temporarily increases to move the air through the house.
When the set temperature is reached, the gas valve closes and the blower returns to regular speed.
This technology can reach 96% efficiency.
Modulating models use a multistage gas valve and the same variable speed blower motor as the two stage. The gas valve can have as many as 60 stages.
The temperature in the house is monitored electronically and the gas is adjusted accordingly with the variable speed motor changing speed as dictated by the system.
These furnaces reach efficiency of 98%
The two stage variable and modulating furnaces are designed to move heated air with the lowest effort, through constant, low-volume airflow. This means the rooms furthest from the furnace will be warmer than with a single stage furnace at the same temperature setting.
Worried about the mess that comes with furnace installation? Our installation includes a comprehensive checklist to ensure no mess stays behind when your installation is complete.
We’ll also give you a full rundown of the best way to program your new unit so it operates as efficiently as possible.
Have questions? Our expert technicians are more than happy to help you with any special questions or concerns you might have.
Call us today to discuss your furnace needs with the most trusted furnace company in Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Waterdown and Hamilton.
If you aren’t on the market for a new furnace, we can make sure your existing furnace is maintained and up to the task of keeping your family warm when winter is at its worst.
We offer a quick, easy and affordable furnace cleaning service to make sure your furnace is:
• Sending clean, filtered air through your home.
• Not wasting energy forcing air through a clogged filter
or vent system.
• Free of any buildup that could degrade efficiency.
Visit our showroom or give us a call to talk about your new furnace, furnace maintenance plan or furnace cleaning.