May 18

Understanding the Different Types of Furnaces


If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about your furnace until it stops working. But if you want to keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter, it’s important to understand how furnaces work and how to choose the right one for your needs.

Furnaces come in many shapes and sizes. Some are large, and some are small. Some are made of steel, and some are made of aluminum. There are even furnaces that look like giant toasters.

When it comes to furnaces, there are a few different types to choose from. But which one is right for your home? And how do you know which type of furnace will give you the best results? Here’s a quick guide to help you understand the different types of furnaces and what they have to offer.

What are Furnaces?

A furnace is a heating device that heats up the air and circulates it around a building or home. They come in many different shapes and sizes, but all furnaces work on the same principle: they use fuel to generate heat that is then distributed through the ductwork to the various parts of the building.

Furnace are typically installed in the basement or crawlspace of a home. Furnaces can also be used for water heating and space heating.

Types of Furnaces

There are four main types of furnaces. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to know which is best for your home. 

Electricity Furnaces

Electricity furnaces are the most popular furnace and work by using electricity to heat a metal coil. This coil then transfers the heat to the air in your home. Electricity furnaces are very safe, easy to maintain, and controlled with a thermostat.

Electricity furnaces are usually more expensive to install, but they tend to be more energy-efficient than other types of furnaces. Electricity furnaces don’t produce any emissions, so they are an excellent choice for those who are looking for an environmentally friendly option.

Natural Gas Furnaces

One of the most popular furnace types is the natural gas furnace. A natural gas furnace is a heating system that uses natural gas to produce heat. The gas is ignited, and the heat is used to warm up the air in your home.

Natural gas furnaces are efficient and affordable, and they can be used in both new construction and retrofit applications. They typically produce low levels of emissions. However, gas furnaces can be dangerous if not installed and maintained properly.

Propane Furnaces

A propane furnace is a heating system that uses propane gas as fuel. A propane furnace has a burner that heats the gas then heats the air in the furnace. The heated air is then circulated through the ducts in the home or building to provide heating.

Propane furnaces are more efficient than oil furnaces, and they emit fewer pollutants. In addition, propane furnaces are relatively affordable to operate, and they produce very little noise. 

Oil Furnaces

Oil furnaces are the most popular type of furnace. They work by burning oil to create heat, which is then circulated through the home. One of the benefits of oil furnaces is that they are very efficient, meaning they can heat your home quickly and save you money on your energy bills.

Oil furnaces are relatively affordable to install and maintain, and they can be used to heat large or small homes. They also have a longer lifespan than other types of furnaces.  

No matter what your needs, there is a furnace out there that will meet them. If you’re not sure where to start, or if you have any other questions about furnaces, don’t hesitate to ask Lynn’s. We can help you find the perfect furnace for your home and make sure that you get the most out of it.


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