Is there anything more important than a happy, comfortable home? We don’t think so either. When the time comes to replace your furnace, you’ll want to be sure you are making the right choice for your family. You need a system that can heat your home quickly, efficiently, and evenly, which is why you should consider a two-stage furnace. Comfort Experts is here to help you understand exactly what a two-stage furnace is and why it is the solution to your home comfort problems. Continue reading to learn more.
What Is a Two-Stage Furnace?
Unlike one-stage furnaces, which run at 100% capacity at all times, two-stage furnaces can either run at 70% capacity or 100% capacity, depending on your heating needs. Because they are equipped with two power modes, two-stage furnaces are able to raise their capacity to 100% on cold days and lower their capacity to 70% on milder days. Typically, that means that the majority of the time these furnaces are set to run on low power mode.
Here is a simple breakdown of how multiple heat levels are possible: Two-stage furnaces have a valve that controls the burner. This valve controls the amount of fuel that enters your furnace. It can be fully open, partially open, or closed. Depending on how the valve is set, your furnace can either be operating at 100% capacity, 70% capacity, or 0% capacity (system is off).
What Are the Advantages of Installing a Two-Stage Furnace?
Tons of homeowners are making the switch to two-stage gas furnaces because of the many benefits they provide.
Some of the key advantages of this type of furnace include:
- Energy efficiency: Because these furnaces spend the majority of their time operating at low power, tons of homeowners see a significant drop in monthly utility bills.
- Improved air quality: While operating at low speed, a furnace has an easier time filtering out dust, dander, pollen, dirt, and other air contaminants from the air before it is circulated through the home. This results in a marked improvement in indoor air quality.
- Quiet operation: When operating at full power, furnaces can be quite loud. Luckily, since two-stage gas furnaces spend most of their time in low power mode, they operate without creating a disturbance.
- More even heating: Two-stage furnaces prevent temperature swings by running longer and heating the home more evenly.
For All Your Comfort Needs, Turn to Comfort Experts
At Comfort Experts, our team is committed to keeping your home and family comfortable as can be. As a leader in the heating and air conditioning industry since 1962, we have access to the latest and greatest two-stage gas furnace technology on the market guaranteed to help you achieve everlasting comfort. We believe that the best way to take care of your home is to treat it as if it were our own. That is why you can always count on us for excellent service and lasting results.
When you are ready to upgrade to a two-stage gas furnace, our team will walk you through your options, provide you with a free estimate, offer special financing, and perform a perfect installation.