Ottawa Valley Furnace Experts
One of the most common central heating systems is a forced air heating system. Most homes in Canada today have a forced air heating system. A forced hot air furnace draws the room air through duct work to a furnace, where the air is filtered and heated. The warmed air is then blown back into the rooms through other duct work.
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Forced Air Heating System Options
It goes without saying that not all forced air heating systems have the same performance standards. There are a number of options to consider including noise level, energy efficiency, comfort level, convenience and price which can all, vary widely between different heating units.
Take a moment and think about what you’ve most liked and disliked in your heating system in the past. Are you easily irritated by noise? Do you hate seeing that utility bill every month? Do you feel like you have cold toes and suffocate in the winter? How long and harsh is the winter where you live? This will help you decide which forced air heating system to choose.
Furnace Design in Forced Air Heating Systems
Furnaces come in “upflow,” “downflow” and “horizontal” models designed to accommodate basement, crawl spaces or limited-space installation. The terms mean exactly what they seem to mean. With older gravity furnaces, the heated air is delivered by natural convection, not by a blower. The warm air simply rises through the ducts to heat the rooms above. The larger your home, the bigger the furnace you’ll typically need although, this again widely varies depending on how your home was built and how insulated it is. It’s always best to speak with a professional HVAC contractor like Sheaves Mechanical before determining the best design for your home.