Gas, oil, electric, and duel fuel furnaces are the four types of furnaces available to consumers. EnergyStar® recognizes gas furnaces as the most efficient type. As much as 98% fuel efficiency is achieved in modern furnaces with the assistance of the outside’s fresh air. The basic parts of a gas furnace are listed below by us at NY NJ AC Connection.
Common Furnace Elements
Contingent on the gas furnace types, there can be a single-stage, two-stage, or modulating furnace. To deliver warm, clean air in the home’s rooms, there is a series of mechanisms and parts. The basic components of a gas furnace are listed below to better help you understand the mechanics of how the unit works.
1) Hot Surface Ignitor: In order to light the burner an electrical current is sent initially following the thermostat signaling to turn on.
2) Heat Exchanger: Absorbed into the walls is the heat from the gasses where it the combustion gasses then enters the heat exchanger and vented in the pipe is the cooled combustion gasses.
3) Burners: To produce a controllable, consistent flame, the fuel is sent to the burners that are ignited by the hot surface ignitor before the heat passes to the heat exchanger.
4) Blower Motor: Air distributed throughout your home is done by the air blower motor from the air is pushed past the heat exchanger into the supply plenum.
5) Air Filter: Air, prior to the air entering the blower motor, passes though air filters where it contains the debris, dust, and particles.
6) Thermostat: The thermostat is engineered to manage the temperature inside your house and will signal the ignitor when to turn on.
7) Supply Plenum: Throughout your home, the heated air is distributed via the supply is a duct that is attached to the furnace.
8) Return Ducts: Air is returned to be reheated via the furnace after the cool air from home is retrieved by the return ducts.
9) Flue: Containing the carbon monoxide outside, the unwanted exhaust is channeled through the flue.
Furnace Maintenance Checklist
The furnace will need to be maintained by owners and professionals in order to preserve its overall efficiency, longevity, and performance, no matter how efficient the furnace initially is.
1) Regularly inspect the furnace flame color, approximately every month. A healthy furnace’s flame will show blue with perhaps a small yellow and a severe issue stemming from the furnace flame showing green, orange, and red.
2) A professional tune-up at least once a year should be scheduled, ideally, at the end of summer, early fall. The testing of your heat exchanger for clean, cracks, and more as well as cleaning your pilot light, and inspecting the ventilation system is done by the professional.
3) The filter should be replaced at least every 90 days, but once a month is optimal.
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