Forced Air Gas Heat
Heating is the largest energy expense in most homes and the furnace is the central component of the home's heating system. The most common types of furnaces are mid-efficient and high efficiency furnaces.
- Approximately 80% AFUE.
- Has a hot surface ignition to light the main burner.
- Designed to vent into a metal vent or a masonary chimney.
High Efficiency Furnace (also known as a condensing furnance)
- Approximately 92% AFUE.
- Has hot surface ignitions.
- Designed to exhaust through a plastic pipe through a side wall, or roof.
The other important factors to consider when making a furnace purchase are duct work, zoning, and gas costs. Our heating specialists will review your entire heating system and recommend the best system that fits your needs and budget.
Central heat pumps provide both cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. However, heat pumps generally do not perform as well over extended periods of sub-freezing temperatures. For that reason, you will also need a backup heating source, most often electric heat.
Hot Water Heat
In order to overcome the high price of fuel, a Heat Pump can be paired with a forced warm air furnace. The heat pump will operate when it is most cost effective with the system using the forced warm air furnace when necessary. This provides peak cost effectiveness, reliability and comfort.
A boiler is used when a house is heated with hot water. Gas or oil is burned to heat the water. The water is circulated throughout the home by a circulating pump into the radiators or baseboard heaters. Boilers come in various efficiencies and warranty options. A cast iron boiler will substantially outlast any other type of heating system.