How Does a Furnace Work?

Posted: December 19, 2022

A Furnace Distributes Warm Air Through Your Home

Today’s energy-efficient furnaces offer Delaware Valley homeowners a great opportunity to increase their comfort while decreasing their energy usage. New furnaces can now heat a home using significantly less energy compared to older-generation equipment.

Knowing more about how your furnace works will help you to make smart choices if you’re considering replacing your old heating system with a new, high-efficiency model. And if you’re having a heating problem, knowing more about how your furnace works will be helpful when you discuss the issue with our service technician.

Understanding Your Furnace

Furnaces can be powered by either fuel oil, propane gas, natural gas or electricity. Also known as warm-air or forced-air systems, furnaces produce heated air in the combustion chamber.

The Advantage of Having a Furnace

Besides heat, the ductwork that connects with your furnace can provide other kinds of conditioned air, including through:

Differences Between Old Furnaces and New Furnaces

Advanced technology has also brought us the ultra-efficient condensing furnace, which recovers and uses some of the lost heat from waste gases, thanks to a secondary heat exchanger.

Replacing Your Old Furnace

As noted, today’s high-efficiency furnaces provide extra heat more efficiently than units made a generation ago. Higher efficiency means more energy savings, which of course translates into lower energy costs. This is why it pays to learn as much as you can about today’s high-tech heating solutions—and Wilson Oil and Propane is here to help you, with all of the latest information on high-efficiency oil and gas furnaces, including equipment made by leading American manufacturers.

Every furnace we install is covered by a substantial manufacturer’s warranty, and Wilson Oil and Propane stands behind its installation work with a 100%-satisfaction guarantee. Contact Wilson today and one of our highly trained experts will be happy to give you a free estimate.

Wilson Oil and Propane designs, installs, and services furnaces throughout the Delaware Valley, including the towns of Media, Wallingford, Swarthmore, Springfield, Broomall, and Newtown Square. We will be glad to have a no-pressure phone conversation with you so you can understand more about our efficient, affordable furnace options.

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