Types of Furnaces

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There are three different types of furnaces available. There are a few things that factor into which kind will work for you. You should consider your heating requirements, ductwork and insulation, size of you home and number of floors, and your budget. One of the certified technicians at Gagles Heating can assist you in deciding the right type of unit for your home or office.

Single-Stage

This type of furnace has only one stage of operation. It can either be turned on or turned off. This also means it has one running speed and when it is turned on it is pumping out heat as fast as it can. These types of furnaces are not as controlled so the comfort level might not be as effective as other types of furnaces, but they have low cost of installation.

Two-Stage

This type of furnace has two settings, full and half speed. This is a more efficient way to heat and provides for better comfort because it can move the air at a slower pace. There is more control over the temperature in your house. This type of furnace also tends to be quieter since it does operate at full speed all the time.

Modulating Variable Speed Furnace

This kind of furnace modulates the speed and heat output based on the temperature outside and the desired comfort level. This furnace only works as much as you need it, this makes it the most energy efficient type of furnaces. It also provides the best air quality since the fan can run even when the furnace isn’t heating and thus continually circulate the air in your house though the filter in your system. These furnaces often will cost the most up front but will save you money in the long run on your energy costs.

Call Gagles today if you want more information about the specific type of furnace for your home or request an appointment today.

Gagles Heating is proud to be located in Salem Oregon and serve all of the surrounding communities. We provide trustworthy and reliable plumbing and service and repair on all furnace, air conditioning and HVAC systems. If you are not sure if you are in our service area, call our office today or check out our service area page for more information.

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