There are many kinds of furnaces available. The type selected largely depends on the part of the country you live in. In the warmer climates of the South or Southwest, electric heat pumps are preferred. Oil furnaces are used in very rural areas, in older homes, and in the Northeast. But in Ohio, most people enjoy the convenience of a gas furnace. Gas is by far the most common furnace installed.
Looking at a gas furnace overview, you will find there are several well-known brands of gas furnaces:
- Rheem (Ruud)
These brands all offer similar features. According to Consumer Reports, most experts feel that it is more important that the furnace fits the needs of the home, how the furnace is installed, and how well it is maintained rather than it is which brand is chosen.
Choosing the Size of your Gas Furnace
If your furnace is too small, it won’t heat the house to a comfortable temperature in the cold winter months. However, if your furnace is too large, there are a lot of problems.
- The ductwork won’t be large enough to handle it. This creates a lot of noise.
- The furnace will turn on and off constantly which wears out the parts faster.
- The unit is more costly to buy as well as to operate.
- The temperature will vary uncomfortably.
Having too large of a furnace is a common problem. To be sure you get the right size furnace, contact a heating contractor like Jennings Heating and Cooling who will take the time to calculate the heating needs for your home using an industry-standard calculation. We take into account the Ohio climate, the house size and design, as well as the constructions of the house.
High efficiency gas furnace
All furnaces are more efficient than they once were. The industry continually works to improve the furnaces available. In order to rate the success of efficiency of a particular furnace, the industry has developed a rating system called AFUE, which stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency. This is a measure of how much of the gas that you buy is actually turned into heat to warm your home in a year’s time. The higher the number the better it is. Numbers of 95% or better are considered high efficiency gas furnaces.
Natural gas is a popular, comfortable, and cost-effective fuel for furnaces. The furnaces are safe and effective in heating homes. Most of these furnaces use forced-air heating. The gas is burned, heating the air. A fan pushes the hot air through the duct work into the home.
Furnace Repair services
Eventually furnaces break. Some can be repaired, and others need replaced. Emergency services are available 24/7 with no extra Emergency Service Fee. At Jennings Heating and Cooling, we fix broken furnaces of all kinds, makes, and models 365 days a year. If your repair is not an emergency, you can schedule it with our dispatcher, and she will set an appointment at a convenient time for your schedule.
Gas Furnace Installation
Most furnaces will last 15-20 years. The models to choose from today didn’t exist 20 years ago when you last looked at furnaces on the market. The price range of gas furnaces can be from $2500 to $14000. Ask our professionals for their advice in getting the right furnace for your house.
Gas Furnace Inspection
The life span of your new furnace depends on the level of maintenance service you have. Good maintenance extends the life of your furnace significantly. Protect your new purchase by signing up for our rewards program. We will inspect your furnace twice a year and replace any worn parts before they can damage other parts of the furnace. We will be sure it is clean and lubricated. If you have any problems, you get priority placement on our dispatch list. We will give you discounted pricing on repairs and other perks by signing up for our Rewards Program.
Contact Jennings Heating and Cooling to Purchase or Service your next gas furnace:
Call Jennings Heating and Cooling Co., Inc. today to have us inspect your gas furnace, make repairs to your current furnace, or replace an aged unit about which you are concerned.