Your Gas Furnace and the Factors that
Effective: producing the intended or expected result.
Influence its Effectiveness
So...what is the intended result you are expecting from your gas furnace? Maybe your expectations were low because you don't know what is possible to expect. I'm guessing you were hoping for more than you got. Not because you were cheated in any way, but because there are so many variables that play off each other to come up with a system that brings you...
- efficiency, and
To improve the effectiveness of your furnace, we need to look at all the factors that affect these three areas.
Effective Heating Systems Start with Quality Products
Forced Heating and Air prefers to install Carrier brand gas furnaces:
Infinity Series Furnaces
Infinity 80, 90, and ICS
Up to 96.6% AFUE
Performance Series Furnaces
Performance 80, 93, 95, 96, Boost 80, or Boost 90
Two-stage operation, Variable speed blower
Up to 95% AFUE
Comfort Series Furnaces
Comfort 80, 82, and 95
Up to 95% AFUE
Base Model Furnaces
Base 80, 90
Up to 92% AFUE
For more detailed information on all available Carrier® Gas Furnaces, go to the Carrier® Residential Gas Furnaces web page. For help in deciding which unit is best for your home, ask Forced Heating and Air to work with you in creating the right heating and/or cooling system.
How Does Low Humidity Effect Air Quality?
In Minnesota, indoor winter air can become so dry as to pose a health risk. It can irritate, or even cause, respiratory ailments. Some of those “seasonal” colds could be avoided or alleviated with proper humidity. Skin irritations are also common symptoms of dry air.
Dry air can cause structural damage too. And, of course, there is the ever-annoying static electricity.
Having a whole-house humidifier installed directly to your air ducts is the best way to take control of the humidity levels in your home.
Read about these risks and solutions on our Winter Dry Air page.
Questions to Ask When Buying a Furnace
How to Determine Cost of Running Your Furnace
Sizing, BTU's, and Load Calculations
Your Contractor's Approach to Installation and Duct Work
How Important is Proper Ventilation?
What Cleaning and Maintenance Is Important?
Is It an Emergency?
Troubleshooting - When to Call for Service
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