Home heating and cooling technology has experienced great leaps and bounds
in terms of delivering comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency. When
it’s time to call for
Alexandria furnace replacement, you have many options available to you in terms of modern furnace technology.
Choosing an energy-efficient furnace to replace an older model will instantly
deliver greater home comfort and energy savings you’ll see every
month. Your HVAC service can help you evaluate your options to choose
the right product for furnace replacement.
Variable-Speed Air Handlers
An air handler is a crucial component of any forced air heating system.
As the furnace creates heat, the air handler moves the heated air up into
your ducts, then pushes the air through the ductwork to the air registers
located throughout your home. In the past, air handlers only had two settings:
on and off. While this type of unit is both common and effective, it is
not the most energy-efficient way to
maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. A variable-speed air handler is capable of blowing air into your ducts
at two or more speeds; when you first set your thermostat, the air handler
will activate at a higher speed to quickly reach the temperature you want.
As soon as your home’s temperature is is close to your desired set
point, the air handler slows its speed to maintain a more constant temperature
without the need to consume as much energy as higher-speed function.
Modulating furnaces are designed to improve comfort levels throughout your
home by reducing temperature fluctuations. Like a variable-speed air handler,
modulating furnaces use technology to modulate or change the amount of
heat produced by regulating the flow of gas into the furnace. These heating
appliances can “choose” to run between 35-100% of their total
heating capacity, making instantaneous changes as directed by your desired
thermostat setting and the current temperature throughout your home. Using
this process, a modulating furnace can maintain the temperature in your
home to within half a degree of your desired set point at all times. Modulating
furnaces typically operate more often than traditional furnaces, with
the majority of operating time spent at only a percentage of the furnace’s
total capacity. Although these furnaces are constantly running, they avoid
the energy-robbing cycle of turning off and on again, which uses even
more energy than consistent low-level operation.
Are you ready to discover how comfortable your home can become with a properly-sized
and installed furnace? If you need to schedule Alexandria furnace replacement,
our professionals can help you assess your current and future heating
needs to find exactly the right technology to heat your home without excess
cost. We’ll also assist you with professional furnace installation,
cleaning, maintenance, and repair, so you’ll never need to worry
about heating breakdowns or high energy bills. You can check out our
blog for even more on the latest heating and cooling technology, or contact us
online to schedule an appointment.