23 Nov Improving Home Comfort with a New Furnace
While many of our customers buy a new furnace to take advantage of energy savings and government rebates,
they are surprised to discover that they are improving home comfort with a new furnace. These improvements are felt in the winter and summer.
Some high efficiency furnaces from Daikin and Ruud are multi-stage furnaces with variable speed fans. The fans on new furnaces can move much more air than older furnaces.
During the winter months, the furnace fires at different levels, automatically adjusting to outdoor conditions. On extremely cold nights like we experience here in London Ontario, the furnace will fire at a higher level and your fan will run at a higher speed to keep your house warm on frigid nights.
Most of the time in London, during the winter months, the temperature is running between -5C and +5C. During these milder periods, the furnace and the fan will run at a lower setting to maintain your home’s temperature at a constant and comfortable level.
Modern furnaces keep the temperature very close to the thermostat setting, normally not varying more than half of a degree, plus or minus.
During the summer months your furnace fan will allow your air conditioner to do a better job, especially in multi-level homes. Warm air rises and on a hot summer day our homes can become uncomfortably warm on the second floor.
The new high efficiency furnaces will move much more air than older furnaces. That means that your system can deliver more cool air to your upper level in the summer months.
We’ve had customers tell us that “had they known how much better their air conditioner would work, they would have not waited so long to replace their furnace”.
Upgrading your furnace is probably a lot less trouble than you think. Just give us a call and we can take a look at your current equipment and give you a pretty good idea what energy savings you could start enjoying immediately. This is a free service that we offer, with no obligation or pressure tactics.
Many customers are pleased to discover that a new furnace can actually pay for itself. Increased comfort and warranties extending up to twelve years are icing on the cake.
Salmon Plumbing & Heating will assist you with the paperwork for government rebates. We can also help you with financing your new equipment.