Choosing A Furnace
Do you want the least expensive furnace that will simply keep your house from freezing in the winter or do you want the furnace in your home to provide you consistent comfort in every room? Each is possible; however, each would have different requirements.
Two major options to consider for your furnace:
Type of blower motor:
- Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) – These are the older style motors that cost more to operate due to the large consumption of electricity. They usually have 3-4 speeds to determine air flow.
- D.C. – These motors use less electricity and run quieter than a PSC blower motor. They typically have 4 speeds. The D.C. motor is also commonly referred to as E.C.M. Motors or Constant Torque Motors.
- Variable D.C. – These motors are customizable to your home’s needs to achieve comfortable air flow in the multiple zones in your home to achieve the most comfort possible.
Type of gas valve:
- Single Stage Gas Valve – opens up to allow gas to be burned on a call for heat from the thermostat. It opens up to full capacity, so if you have a 100,000 BTU furnace to heat your home, when it opens up, its burning that full amount of gas. On most days, your home doesn’t require ‘full capacity’. The only reason you have a furnace as large as you do is to heat your particular home properly on the coldest possible day Winnipeg could throw at it.
- Two-Stage Gas Valve – only burns a fraction of the gas for most of the time it is running. Temperature swings from when the furnace turns on and off are no longer as noticeable.
- Variable Stage Gas Valve – This gas valve opens and closes depending on your homes needs. It has the ability to keep your temperature within ½ degree temperature sway and all the while running at peak efficiency It coupled with the Lennox s30 thermostat will learn the algorithms of your homes heating cycle and using the temperature of the weather outside your home that day, determines how much to open.
Furnace Location in your Home
Sometimes you may find the location of your existing furnace doesn’t really work with how the rest of your home is designed. If you want your furnace moved further against the wall to gain more room or moved to the other side of your basement, we can help. When Weather Tech installs a new furnace, we do our best to improve on how much space it takes up as well. Making what we do look pretty is something we take pride in! Let us give you some ideas with your furnace replacement! Call us today at 204-799-4926.