Most of us know that a furnace burns fuel to provide heat, but exactly what is going on inside our home heating unit. If your home heat is sourced by natural gas, propane, or heating oil, your heating system would be considered a furnace. Are you contemplating furnace replacement this year? If so, you may want to know how each type of furnace works. Here’s a breakdown of the different fuel furnaces.
Natural Gas Furnace
With a natural gas furnace, the gas enters your home through a gas line directly into your furnace. The gas is ignited and the flames heat up the heat exchanger. The air that is heated by the heat exchanger is blown into the ducts and out through the vents in your home. The cold air is then drawn back into the furnace via the intake vents and the process repeats. This will happen anytime your thermostat senses that the indoor temperature is lower than the desired temperature setting.
A propane furnace works the same way, except that propane is used instead of natural gas. Propane comes into your home from a tank that is stored somewhere on your property. You can have your tank refilled periodically to ensure you have enough propane to heat your home.
An oil furnace works mostly the same way gas and propane furnaces do, except that it uses heating oil instead of gas. Heating oil is drawn into the furnace through a filter. It is then turned into a fine spray that mixes with the air when heating. Heating oil is also stored in a tank on your property and needs to be refilled periodically.
Berico Provides Fast and Efficient Furnace Replacement
Are you in need of furnace replacement? Whether your furnace is getting old or needing frequent repairs, a new furnace will operate more efficiently than your existing one. Berico can help you determine which type of furnace would be best for your home.
Call (336) 273-8663 today or schedule service.