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Why Are Furnaces So Popular?

The answer to this question, in a nutshell, is quite simple. Furnaces are so popular because, when professionally installed and serviced, they are great heating systems. We wouldn’t expect you to just take our word for it, though, which is why we’ll detail some of the benefits of using a furnace in Columbia, SC further in the following post.

Should you decide that a furnace is right for you, dial our number to guarantee that your system is of the right size for your home and that it is integrated therein properly. Our goal is to ensure that you are able to heat your home in an efficient, effective, and reliable manner. That way, you’ll live in the comfort that you deserve with a cost that you can appreciate.

Forced Air Heating Allows for Prompt Warmth

To understand why so many homeowners choose to heat their homes with furnaces, it helps to understand how a furnace actually heats a home. Unlike a radiant heating system, which will heat surfaces of the house in order to radiate heat out into the living space, a furnace heats air directly. That heated air is then distributed throughout the house via a system of ductwork. This results in swift heating, even if you are starting from a fairly cold temperature.

It is important to remember, though, that issues with your ductwork can seriously set your system back. If your air ducts are leaking or poorly laid out, for instance, your system is going to use more energy than it should have to in order to heat your home. That drags down efficiency. When we install and service your system, though, you’ll be able to spread heat throughout your home confidently.

Gas vs. Electric

Once you’ve decided to use a furnace in your home, you’ll have to decide whether you’ll use a gas or electric model. The gas furnace is the favorite for many homeowners, as natural gas burns hot, is quite clean-burning for a fossil fuel, and is piped directly to the system. That means you won’t need fuel deliveries or on-site storage, as you would with propane or oil. However, it also means that you need access to a gas main. If you don’t have that, or if you just don’t want to pipe a combustible fuel to your home, electricity is an option to consider. Electric furnace are, in fact, incredibly efficient. However, the high cost of electricity can still make them comparatively expensive to use.

If you have any questions about available furnaces, giveĀ Fulmer Heating & Cooling a call today.

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