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How to Tell If a Furnace Is Right for You

You hear about them all the time. You see advertisements and your neighbors won’t stop talking about them. You’re stuck wondering the same thing over and over again—what’s the big deal with owning a furnace? Aren’t they an outdated way of keeping a home warm?

Absolutely not. In fact, furnaces in Plano, TX are some of the most efficient and affordable methods for keeping your home comfortable this winter. It’s all about the AFUE rating and the specific model you invest in. To be more specific, you get out what you put in.

We’re going to talk about why furnaces are the right choice for so many homes in this country, and especially in Texas. If at any point you think that a furnace could be right for your home, remember to call us for professional installation.

How It Works: Furnaces

When you watch any documentary or read any non-fiction book about machinery, the first thing they talk about is how it works. In order for you to know whether or not a furnace is right for you and your home, you need to have a basic understanding of how it works. So, let’s get into it.

Gas Furnaces

We’ll start with the most common and efficient type of furnace on the market—the gas furnace. These systems do exactly what you would think they do, with a little bit of a twist. They burn natural gas in a combustion chamber to create heat. That heat is then used to warm the air in your home and send it through your ducts where it can be enjoyed by you. Sounds comfortable right?

Gas furnaces are clean burning and incredibly efficient these days. They’ve got AFUE ratings that reach closer and closer to 100 each and every day. AFUE ratings signify the percentage of fuel burned to heat felt ratio. The higher it is, the more heat is being taken from the burning of your natural gas. An AFUE rating of 100 would mean that 100 percent of your burned fuel is being used as heat that you can feel. That’s quite an accomplishment for a heating system!

Electric Furnaces

Don’t have access to a natural gas pipeline? No problem! Electric furnaces can plug into any home electrical system and keep you warm by using electricity instead. This can fundamentally change things since they’re effective at heating your home and they can run pretty much anywhere.

Did we also mention that electric furnaces are some of the most affordable models on the market, period? If you just want a sensible heating solution that will cost you the least amount of money upfront, an electric furnace is simply one of the best options you can afford.

The Right Size and AFUE

Call us about the specific heating needs of your home. We’ll get you suited up with the right-sized furnace, and one with a comparably efficient AFUE rating that is bound to keep your heating bills low and your home comfortable. Don’t hesitate to get your heating system installed by the best in Texas.

Call Aire Texas Residential Services, Inc. today for your new heater installation. Doing it right the first time every time!

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