Including electric, oil, duel fuel, and gas, there are four different types of furnaces. Being recognized by EnergyStar®, the gas furnaces are usually the most efficient types. Much as 98% fuel efficiency is achieved in modern achieve with the help of the outside’s fresh air. We at Steve’s Heating & Air would like to shine the light on the gas furnace’s basic components.
Common Furnace Parts
Depending on the type of gas furnace, there is a single-stage, two-stage, or modulating furnace. To deliver clean, warm air in the home’s rooms the mechanisms and parts works together. Below are the basics components of a gas furnace to help better understand the mechanics of how the unit works.
1) Heat Exchanger: The combustion gasses are cooled and vented into a pipe after the heat from the gasses is absorbed into the walls as the combustion gasses enters the heat exchanger.
2) Burners: to produce a consistent, controllable flame, the fuel is sent to the burners before heat passes to the heat exchanger, which is are ignited by the hot surface ignitor.
3) Blower Motor: To distribute air throughout your home, the air is pushed past the heat exchanger into the supply plenum by the air blower motor.
4) Air Filter: Before the air reaches the blower motor, the air filter traps most dust, debris, and particles.
5) Thermostat: In order to signal the ignitor when to turn on, is the thermostat, which sets the temperature inside your home.
6) Supply Plenum: The supply is a duct that is attached to the furnace distributes the heated air across the home.
7) Return Ducts: the return ducts retrieve cool air from the home and then air is returned to be reheated via the furnace.
8) Flue: The flue channels are responsible for channeling the unwanted exhaust that contains carbon monoxide outdoors.
9) Hot Surface Ignitor: In order to light the burner an electrical current is sent to the ignitor after the thermostat signaling to turn on.
Furnace Maintenance Checklist
No matter how efficient the furnace is, in order to preserve its longevity, performance, and overall efficiency, you need to ensure proper care and schedule routine professional maintenance services.
1) At the minimum, replace or clean the filter once every 90 days.
2) Inspect the furnace flame color every month. If the furnace is healthy, the flame will be blue with perhaps a small bit of yellow, however, if the furnace flame is orange, red, or green, this indicates a severe problem and you need an expert immediately.
3) Schedule a professional tune-up at least once a year, ideally conducted at the end of summer or early fall. The ventilation system is inspected, pilot light cleaned, and your heat exchanger for cracks, clean, and more.
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When you require furnace repair, maintenance, or even replaced/installation services, call in the professionals of Steve’s Heating & Air and let our certified technicians assist you with high-quality services. We use advanced equipment and premium products to ensure the best possible results.