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How a Furnace System Works.
How a furnace works.
Like heat pumps, furnaces keep your home warm in the winter and serve as an important part of your homes central air conditioning system in the summer. In a furnace, gas or oil is combusted in a burner and then heat produced from that reaction passes through a heat exchanger where it is transferred to the air distribution system - duct work. The ductwork, throughout a home carries and distributes the heated or cooled air. The chimney, flue or vent pipes release the byproducts, such as water vapor and carbon dioxide.
That is why we cannot express enough the importance of having your HVAC system checked and clean every year or at the very least every other year. For a system 15 years or older it should be done every year.
Did you know that many manufactures require you to have your HVAC system cleaned and checked by a certified HVAC technician (generally one that is trained to service their equipment) annually or any and all warranties are null and void? Check with your manufactures for their rules and restrictions.
Another myth is that you have to have your system cleaned before you can use it that is false. Most heating contractors are slower in the late winter/early spring and this is an ideal time to get your system checked. Call us or whoever installed your system and have it thoroughly checked today for the safety of you and your family!