Residential heating is typically done with a gas furnace that has a heat exchanger and variable speed fan. The fan pulls air from your home via return air ductwork, and forces it over the heat exchanger which then warms the air before pushing it back into your home through the normal ductwork installed.
The efficiency of a furnace is measured using an AFUE percentage rating. The higher the percentage the more efficient the furnace.
Dial One Sonshine provides furnace repair, maintenance and new installation services for our customers. If the time comes where you need a new furnace for your home, we carry reliable and efficient units that have some of the highest AFUE ratings in the industry!
It isn't just about the quality of your furnace however - efficient, high performing indoor heating comes from proper installation, ducting and system maintenance. The good news is that Dial One Sonshine technicians are experienced, trained and maintain top industry certifications which means we are an residential HVAC contractor who can provide you with the best services around.
Call us today at (855) 765-7373 or simply use our Request FREE Estimate form to find out more about replacing your older A/C unit.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an air conditioner and heat pump? Does it sound confusing that a heat pump can cool your home? We agree - it is a confusing industry term!
A heat pump is identical to an air conditioner except that it can also heat the refrigerant and not just cool it. This means that in the summer a heat pump cools refrigerant to send inside to the furnace or air handler which cools your indoor air. In the winter a heat pump heats the refrigerant and sends it inside to heat your indoor air.
Heat pumps are ideal for climates that don't get very cold as in milder winter climates it can be cheaper to heat with an electric heat pump as opposed to a gas furnace.
Heat pumps are paired with an air handler which has a fan (variable speed is the best) that pulls indoor air across the cooled or heated coils, and then pushes the conditioned air into your home.
Hybrid Systems are made up of a heat pump and gas furnace for the most efficient heating. When you have a hybrid setup, the heat pump will heat when the winter months are mild, and the gas furnace takes over when the weather drops cold enough to make the gas furnace more efficient than the heat pump.
If you would like to read more about how everything works, simply visit our HVAC 101 page to see a diagram of all the system components.