FurnacePrices.com does everything we can to ensure that every client receives the information they need to make informed decisions about the type of air conditioner or furnace in Burlington, Hamilton, and Oakville that may best serve their home. We have compiled this list of questions based on previous customers’ needs and hope you will find the answers you’re looking for. If there is a question you have left unanswered after looking through, reach out at our contact page and we will get the response you need.
Two-stage heating means that your system has two rates of fire, the lower operating at 30%-40% of the full firing rate. When your thermostat registers that heat needs to be distributed, the furnace will start up at the lower firing rate for about 5 to 10 minutes. If enough heat has been distributed, the furnace will turn off. If your thermostat recognizes the area is not entirely heated after this duration, the furnace will switch to high fire. This system gives your space more time to heat, helping to create a more comfortable temperature. Conventional furnaces provide heat in short intervals, which can cause stratification of temperatures with uneven temperatures throughout your home. With the constant firing of two-stage heating, your home will have a more balanced temperature.
A variable speed furnace blower changes speed according to the heat setting of the furnace. The blowers start off on a low speed and continue to speed up until they move fast enough to maintain the heat. Once the correct temperature is reached, they slow down to match the needed temperature. This makes sure cold air is never circulated during the heat-up and cool-down cycles while circulating heat. Blowers are also sensitive to airflow resistance from restrictions, such as a dirty air filter, causing them to increase speed to maintain desired airflow.
Square footage and general construction of your home are the main factors to consider for unit size, but it is best to consult an expert from FurnacePrices.com if you are unsure of what you need. Of course, if you are replacing an existing furnace, you can use your old one as a reference point for which new unit your home needs. FurnacePrices.com would be happy to have someone contact you and give you a FREE sizing estimate.
Air conditioning systems are designed and certified to work with specific indoor and outdoor units for maximum efficiency and performance. When you get new central air for your home, changing the pipes ensures that there is no non-condensable left in the system and that the refrigerant is the correct type for your new model. Non-condensable left in a system can cause blockage, which freezes up the system, potentially causing irreparable damage. At FurnacePrices.com, we change all line-set piping on all systems.