Forced Air Heating System
Forced air heating system is fast becoming a more preferred choice when it comes to residential heating. It works by heating air in a furnace and distributing the heated air through a series of ducts.
Forced air heating affords several advantages to the homeowner. Firstly, it is a relatively inexpensive residential heating method. Secondly, the system allows for filtering and cleaning of air, a feature which cannot be found in hot water heating systems. Thirdly, the same ductwork can be used for air conditioning and for air humidifying and dehumidifying. In other words, with a forced air heating system, you do not need to set up another system for air conditioning.
Yet another significant advantage of forced air heating over hot water heating is that the former can attain the highest annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the furnace is in converting fuel to heat energy.
A forced air heating system is especially efficient when the furnace runs on natural gas. Natural gas is an affordable, readily available and environmentally sound fuel choice today. Energy companies such as Shell are opening up new resources of natural gas and developing technologies that facilitate shipment to distant markets. For example, natural gas can be cooled to a liquid form in order to shrink its volume 600 times and allow for easier transport.
A forced air heating system that runs on natural gas burns cleaner than oil. The fuel source, natural gas, is continuously supplied compared to electricity, is of a stable price rate due to government regulation, and is inherently more efficient and cleaner than heating systems which run on oil.
Compared to air coming from an electric heat pump for example, air heated by a natural gas furnace heats up faster and is 25 degrees warmer, steadily flowing around your house to heat your home much quicker. Natural gas furnaces also last far longer than electric heat pumps.
Feel free to contact us with any inquiries on forced air heating systems and natural gas furnaces. We will gladly discuss your options and give you a free estimate. We also offer services to convert your old oil or natural gas boiler into a cleaner, greener natural gas furnace that may well be the best heating system you will ever experience.