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What are the Different Kinds of Furnaces?

Windham, NH Resident Has Questions

There are four main types of furnaces: natural gas, oil, electric and propane. The most fuel efficient and most popular is natural gas, with up to 98% efficiency for newer systems. Oil furnaces are slightly less efficient, but still outpaces electric.

Since the cost of electricity is significantly higher than gas, electric furnaces will generally mean a higher energy bill. Propane is an option for those areas where natural gas is not an option. A Windham resident was looking to purchase a home. Curious about what he should be looking for in the HVAC system, he contacted the experts at Joyce Cooling & Heating.

For Energy Efficiency, a Natural Gas Furnace Can’t Be Beat

Though not always available in all areas, natural gas is the most efficient way to heat your home. Underground pipelines are necessary to deliver the gas. This heating source is more reliable and cleaner than heating with oil. The heat produced, delivered from forced-air systems, actually feels warmer than that produced by an electric heat pump. This isn’t surprising since the heat is delivered between 110 and 120 degrees.

Other Considerations When Choosing a Furnace

There are many other considerations when choosing a new furnace, or in the case of the Windham resident, when shopping for a new home. One of the most important factors is that the furnace is the right size for the area that it is heating. Factors that can affect this beyond the square footage of the home include the local area’s climate, ceiling height and the number of windows in the residence. Too small, and the furnace will not be able to properly heat the home. Too large, and much of the energy efficiency may be lost.

While the final purchase decision will not necessarily be based solely on the furnace, the Windham resident is now well-educated to shop for a home that has a heating system that will fit his family’s needs.


Testimonials & Reviews

We had central air conditioning installed last year by Joyce and were very satisfied with the job. Today, John N. serviced the unit and all of the components and he was incredibly thorough and professional. He explained exactly what was serviced and what to avoid (greenery around the outdoor unit). I highly recommend Joyce Cooling & Heating!

Cristina A.

Cristina A.

Jarod was my technician on March 20th. He was professional and courteous as he completed a servicing on my Heathing Unit. He explained what he was cleaning out and system runs great again.

Matt O.

Matt O.

Mitchell P. came to our house today for an issue with our AC. He was great explaining what the problem is and how they were going to take care of it going forward. He was very pleasant and nice to work with, just like everyone at Joyce Cooling and Heating that has been here.

Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Jim and team did a top notch job on our install. The team was professional, courteous and kept the work areas super clean. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism and the knowledge of the system that was installed. They answered all the questions we had! I also really appreciate how flexible they were with our 3 dogs, they did a great job ensuring materials /parts during install kept tidy to ensure the dogs didn't get into anything. Thanks for the great work!

Jill C.

Jill C.

The representative was friendly, professional, and transparent about the work being done. The issue was resolved. My expectations were satisfied.

Stephen T.

Stephen T.

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