Available to consumers are four types of furnaces that include electric, duel fuel, oil, and gas. Gas furnaces are the most efficient type as recognized by EnergyStar®. Using the outside’s fresh air, as much as 98% fuel efficiency is accomplished in modern gas furnaces. Today, we at North Country Aire would like to discuss the standard furnace parts.
Standard HVAC Furnace Parts
Two-stage, modulating furnace, or single-stage are contingent on the gas furnace types. There is a series of mechanisms and parts that work together to deliver warm, clean air in the home’s rooms. Listed below are the standard parts of a gas furnace that will also help you better understand the operation.
1) Thermostat: The ignitor is signaled to turn on by thermostat is it is designed to manage the temperature inside your house.
2) Supply Air Plenum: Attached to the furnace is a duct, known as the supply plenum, which allows the heated air to be distributed across your home.
3) Return Ducts: The cool air from home is retrieved by the return ducts as air is returned to be reheated though use of the furnace.
4) Flue: The flue is the component that channels out the unwanted exhaust that contains the carbon monoxide outside.
5) Hot Surface Ignitor: Once the thermostat is signaled to switch on after the electrical current is sent to it so it can light the burner.
6) Heat Exchanger: The cooled combustion gasses is vented in the pipe where it the combustion gasses then enters the heat exchanger after it is absorbed into the walls is the heat.
7) Furnace Burners: To produce a controllable, consistent flame, the fuel is sent to the burners that are ignited by the hot surface ignitor before the heat passes to the heat exchanger.
8) Air Filter: The debris, dust, and particles are contained in the air filters as the air entering the blower motor, passes through the filter.
9) Blower Motor: Through the air blower motor, the air is pushed past the heat exchanger into the supply plenum, air distributed throughout your home.
Importance of Seasonal Gas Furnace Maintenance
No matter how efficient the furnace initially is, the longevity, performance, and overall health of the furnace is preserved through the efforts of owners and professional maintenance.
1) On a routine basis, the furnace flame’s color should be inspected, at least once a month. A healthy furnace flame will be blue with perhaps a small yellow and an indication of a serious issue is if the flame is a different color, likely orange, red, or green.
2) At the end of summer, early fall is when you need to schedule a professional tune-up at least once a year. A professional will clean the pilot light, test the heat exchanger and check for cracks and clean it, and the ventilation system is inspected among other things.
3) Optimally done once a month, but not exceeding 90 days, the air filters needs to be cleaned or replaced accordingly.
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When you need to schedule services for your furnace in the Greater New York area, the professionals of North Country Aire is ready to help you get the furnace maintained, repaired or replaced as well as installed. Contact us to schedule your next appointment today!