Upgrading Your Forced Air Furnace System


If your home uses a forced air furnace to keep it warm, there may eventually come a time when the forced air system will need to upgraded or replaced. This will represent a large investment in your home, and it is important to be prepared for this upgrade.

Can You Reduce The Dryness Of The Air Coming From Your Heating System?

Homeowners will often find that the air in their home may become extremely dry after upgrading their forced air furnace. Unfortunately, dry air is a common side effect of the heating process. This can lead to extremely uncomfortable skin problems and other issues for those living in the house. Reducing this problem will require adding more moisture to the air. In order to accomplish this, a humidifier will have to be added to the heating system so that it can supply this moisture before the air is circulated through the home.

Why Would You Want An Ultraviolet Light Added To The Furnace?

Unfortunately, the warm conditions that can be found in the heating system may lead to the growth of bacteria, molds and other potentially harmful substances. When these substances start to grow, they can be spread throughout the home by the air flowing through the ducting. Ultraviolet light can be extremely effective at neutralizing a wide range of different bacteria, fungi, and other harmful substances. Many modern forced air heating systems can have sanitizing lights installed where the air from the furnace enters the ducting. This will neutralize the bacteria that may be in the air before it can be spread to the interior of the home.

Will Any Major Changes Need To Be Made To Accommodate A New Forced Air Furnace?

In most instances, there are unlikely to be any major changes that are needed to upgrade the forced air furnace. Typically, this is only needed when the new furnace will be much larger or more powerful than the previous one. When this is the case, there may be a need for the ducting to be enlarged so that the additional air being moved by the system can be accommodated.

If your furnace is electric, the circuit breakers and wiring may need to be upgraded so that the higher electrical demands can be met. Likewise, those with gas furnaces may need the line that supplies gas upgraded so that enough fuel is being supplied to the system. You may want to have your home and current furnace hookup examined to determine which additional changes will be needed.

For more information, contact your local forced air furnace replacement service. 


26 August 2018

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.