Furnaces are one of the most popular, common ways that homeowners choose to heat their homes. There is a furnace in countless homes across the country. They offer high quality, efficient heating performance and a great variety of fuel options. Many homeowners do not stop to wonder, though, just how there furnace operates in order to heat their homes.
At Greater Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.®, we like to keep our customers informed and educated. We believe that if you have a furnace in your Newport, KY home, you should have some idea of how it works. Here is some basic information to help you understand your furnace better.
A furnace, like other home heating systems, depends on your thermostat to tell it when temperatures have dropped below the desired target temperature. It is important that your thermostat is in good working condition and that you understand how to use it effectively. It is the central control panel for the furnace it regulates.
When more heat is needed fuel is sent to the burners, generally sparked by an electronic ignition device. A steady flame is maintained. This operation cannot be carried out safely if your burners, sensors or any other component are compromised. That is why regular furnace maintenance is so important.
The heat exchanger transfers heat to the flame more completely than the flames can by themselves. Once the heat exchanger is hot enough the blower in your furnace system will come on. This blower forces the air to your ductwork.
The ductwork system in your home supplies heated air throughout each room. This allows for effective, even heating. Of course air must be brought back to your furnace to complete they cycle. Your air ducts are also responsible for returning cool air back to the furnace, where the process can begin all over again.
No homeowner should ever attempt to service or repair their furnace on their own. With a proper installation and regular, professional maintenance your furnace can operate efficiently and effectively. This is not the case if you take it upon yourself to attempt any service on the system. To learn more about the furnace in your Newport, KY home or to schedule the professional services it needs to succeed, contact Greater Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.®.