What To Look for in a Gas Furnace in Charleston, SC

The end of daylight saving time signals darker nights and cooler mornings in the Lowcountry. It can be hard to believe temperatures will drop, especially after a warm October (you know you’re in Charleston when kids are sweating in their Halloween costumes). If your current heating system has seen better days, you may be considering repairs or a full replacement. Many of our customers aren’t sure where to begin; we understand the options can be overwhelming. Know that our team members are here to be helpful and informative, keeping your best interest at heart. Our technicians are NATE and Energy Star certified, handling any repair, maintenance, or installation service on any brand of heating (and cooling) equipment. Continue reading for our thoughts on what to look for in a gas furnace in Charleston, SC.

Furnace 101

SmarterHouse.org reports “the majority of North American households depend on a central furnace to provide heat.” HVAC.com shares a helpful furnace definition: “A furnace is designed to heat your home’s air using different types of fuel. It blows hot air through ducts to deliver warm air via grills or air registers.”

The site goes onto break down the main sources of heat, which include the following:
● Electricity
● Fuel oil
● Natural gas

Which Type of Furnace Is Most Popular?

Consumers opt for gas furnaces most often. They are an economical choice because of the fuel source. Consumer Reports describes them as more energy efficient and better for the environment. They also cite an enhanced comfort level with newer models thanks to a steadier heat production.

Keep in mind there are pros and cons to each type of system; our technicians will take your unique needs into consideration. As for gas furnace options, the following are available:
● Single-Stage Gas Furnaces
● Two-Stage Gas Furnaces
● Modulating Gas Furnaces

Gas Furnace Considerations

Consumer Reports hones in on four main factors when shopping for a new gas furnace:
Size—This is where working with a team of professionals is key. Systems that are too small present a host of unnecessary problems. Other factors are the “climate and the size, design, and construction of your house.”
Efficiency—Reducing energy use means lowering emissions and lessening the environmental impacts of keeping your home comfortable. Newer systems are generally more energy efficient (your tech can provide additional details on annual fuel-utilization-efficiency/AFUE ratings).
Reliability—The ECHA team is careful to vet manufacturers, working with leaders in the industry known for dependability.
Features—Consumer Reports highlights the following features: variable-speed blowers, variable heat output, air filtration, dual heat exchanger, ignition system, zoned heating and warranties available. We’ll cover these attributes in more detail when making our recommendations for your family and home.

We’re Here to Help

Do you have questions about gas furnaces in Charleston, SC? We would love to walk you through your options! The East Cooper Heating & Air team is committed to its employees, customers and communities. We are taking proper measures to ensure the safety of our team members and our customers. Let’s work together to keep you and your family comfortable. Contact us today to get started; give us a call at (843) 375-6592 or fill out our online request form.

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