Benefits of a 2-Stage Furnace
When you are shopping around for a new furnace, your HVAC sales rep will probably try to sell you on the idea of a 2-stage furnace. Before you jump to conclusions and consider this purly an up-sell, really listen to what they have to say. A 2-stage furnace will be a little more of an investment, but over its lifetime, will probably pay for itself.
Traditional single-stage furnaces from decades past usually have 2 settings - on or off. It either runs at 100% or 0%. Although the older single-stage technology is a cheaper initial investment, it is far from energy efficient and tends to create inconsistent temps inside your home.
New 2-stage furnace technology has 3 settings, off, low and high. The furnace senses when temps are mild and will run at 60%-65% capacity which burns less fuel and relies on airflow to circulate air. If temps are frigid it will kick into high and work at full capacity.
2-stage furnaces are ideal for larger, multi-level homes, if you plan to stay in your home for a long time and want to take advantage of energy savings, or if you live in a harsh or always changing climate. If you have room in your budget or want to lower your monthly energy consumption, a 2-stage furnace would be a great investment to your home.
At 4 Seasons Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we know that many factors go into your home decisions. We are here to help you decide what the best heating product is based on your goals, lifestyle and budget. We are always knowledgeable on the best return on your investment and can help recommend the best financing options to get you in a new heating system as efficiently as possible.
For more information on 2-stage heating systems. call us at (204) 953-5700 or book an appointment online 24/7.