Furnace Basics: How Does A Furnace Heat Your Home?

As the cold temperatures of winter are heading our way, it is important to know how your furnace provides heat to your homes. By understanding your furnace basics, you will know what to do and how to troubleshoot the system if something goes awry.

Furnaces are responsible for providing heat to your homes. Most furnaces use natural gas for energy, but not all do. The most common type of furnace is gas powered. It is central air system by which air is heated and distributed throughout the home usually through ductwork and vents.

A furnace creates heat by using gas to create flames. This is to heat up the burner component of a heat exchanger, which transfers the heat to the air. A blower motor and fan then move the heat through the ductwork in your home providing heat to your home.

From major parts like the heat exchanger to smaller parts like the thermostat, there are several components that can break down. They can also cause issues for your heating system. Inefficient furnaces can also add huge energy costs to your expenses.

In order to maintain an efficient furnace, we highly recommend a professional maintenance. Your furnace efficiency will decline over time. This is because a ductwork will need a repair, replacement, clean-up of parts and change the air filters.

A licensed technician, who can help you understand your furnace basics, will troubleshoot and also determine how efficient your furnace is for your home. A technician can also help you optimize your furnace and heating system to minimize your energy costs and provide the best system for your home.