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Getting to Know the Different Types of Furnaces

When it comes to heating installation in Denver, CO completed by Affordable Plumbing & Heat, there are several options to consider before you make a decision. Take a moment to learn more about the different types of furnaces that can be installed in your home as you explore the possibilities.

Natural Gas Furnaces

A gas heating system in Denver, CO can be highly economical. In fact, some newer, highly efficient gas furnaces can be more than 95 percent efficient, based on the fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating scale. Natural gas is also an easily accessible fuel source generally provided at reasonable rates. Gas furnaces can be further classified as:

  • Single-stage furnaces: Operate at maximum heat output. These commonly used gas furnaces tend to work best in colder climates.
  • Two-stage furnaces: Operate at multiple heat output settings. These are low energy consumption models that provide even heat distribution.

Electric Furnaces

A top-quality electric furnace can be an efficient heating system that's not likely to need significant heating services in Denver, CO with proper maintenance and care. Electric furnaces are also less of an initial investment than other types of furnaces. However, related utility bills can be higher than what you'd pay with a gas model. Even so, electric models do typically last about a decade longer than their gas counterparts.

Propane and Oil Furnaces

A byproduct of oil and gas production, propane furnaces draw fuel from a tank. A bit less efficient than gas furnaces, oil furnaces normally have a lower upfront cost. Many newer models have an AFUE rating that ranges from 80-90 percent.

Find a Heating Solution That's Right for You

Once you decide on a furnace that's ideal for your needs and budget, Affordable Plumbing & Heat is also the company you can turn to for heating maintenance in Denver, CO, and other indoor comfort services. We'll gladly answer your questions and give you the details you'll need to make a confident decision.

Contact us today to find out more about our heating repair in Denver, CO, and nearby areas.