When it comes to choosing the best furnace, there are many considerations to take into account. Your budget, of course, is a concern, as are your home’s layout and your preferences for energy use.
The biggest thing on many customers’ minds is efficiency. With furnaces, efficiency is measured in terms of annual fuel utilization efficiency, commonly referred to as AFUE. You may see numbers ranging from 80 percent to 97 percent on new models. Those percentages reflect how much fuel can be converted into usable heat. If the AFUE rating is 90, then there’s a 10 percent loss. While being more efficient is better in terms of being economically friendly, the type of fuel you use and the cost of the unit are important factors too. Some people in Biloxi may not have a gas hookup, being forced to rely on oil, propane, or electricity as their source of fuel. You can count on Ball Heating & Air Conditioning to provide you with more information regarding your furnace choices and the installation process.
There are other mechanisms that can help your furnace work well. Electronically commutated motors (ECMs) are very precise in terms of optimizing the air flow, and modulating heat can be a key component as well. Modulating heat, or staged heat, has two different settings: low and high. For most of the time, the furnace would be operating on the low mode, almost like it’s driving smoothly on cruise control. When the temperature drops significantly, the furnace can ramp up and transition into high mode.
If you live in the Greater Biloxi region, you can turn to Ball Heating & Air Conditioning for assistance. We’ve been working hard for our customers since 1964, and we’re always happy to hear from new clients whenever they have questions. We’re in the business of keeping people comfortable, whether that involves tuning up furnaces or installing new units. You may also qualify for financing on an installation. Contact us today to let us know how we can help you.