The furnace in your backyard is the powerhouse of the heating system of your home. Different types of furnaces work best for different areas and weather conditions. Going through the comparison can help you choose the right one for your comfort.
What is a Furnace?
It is the main component of an HVAC system. When you turn on the thermostat, the furnace is activated, and it begins heating the air. Then the fan turns on and circulates the hot air through your home. The way the heat is transferred depends on the type of furnace.
The comparison of furnaces should involve the analysis of which type is best for your home. It also depends on your budget and what energy sources are available in your area.
Types of Furnaces
- Natural Gas Furnace: Gas furnaces are very economical. The older ones were about 65% efficient while the new ones can be up to 98%. It is the most popular way Americans heat their home. It may not be wrong to say that half the country uses this type to keep their homes warm.
- Electric furnaces: This is the cheapest option of all, and can cost around half of a gas furnace. Another good thing is that it is very easy to install them and have a long lifespan of up to 10 years. But the worst part is that the cost of electricity is much higher than gas.
- Oil Furnaces: Mostly used in the northeastern part of the country. They are a little bit low in efficiency than natural gas furnaces but are cheaper to buy.
- Propane Furnaces: It is easy to store propane in tanks, and almost 10% of Americans use them. It is a wonderful option if gas or oil is not readily available in your area.
If you want an expert opinion before choosing the right type for you, we can help. Call Mirtron A/C & Heating, LLC at 281-859-5757.