FURNACE SALES, SERVICE & REPAIR READING PA
For furnace sales, service or repair in the Reading, PA area, get in touch with Advanced Comfort Specialists. Our expert team can help you select the right furnace for your home or business. We also repair and maintain all makes and models and provide cost-effective solutions for your maintenance needs.
Whether you are looking for forced air, natural gas, propane, or oil type heating, Advanced Comfort Specialists has it all at a price you can afford! We also offer boiler systems for hot water or steam radiator type systems.
Serving Reading, Wyomissing, Muhlenberg, Robeson, Birdsboro, Bernville, Sinking Spring and surrounding areas since 2004, our high standard for comfort is noticeable in every installation job we complete.
Imagine a system that will adjust for the needs of your home all by itself. Advanced Comfort Specialists carries a wide variety of efficiency-rated systems, some of which communicate electronically with each of its components to increase performance.
CONVENTIONAL AND CONDENSING FURNACES
Furnaces produce heat through the combustion of natural gas or heating oil in the furnace's burner. A blower pushes air across heated coils where it is then delivered to rooms via the home’s ductwork system. The combustion gases created by burning the fuel are vented through the chimney or, with high-efficiency condensing furnaces, through a wall.
The two most common types of gas furnaces are the conventional furnace and the high-efficiency condensing furnace. Both systems will keep you warm and cozy. Both systems take in cold air return from the house and run it through an air filter. Both utilize a circulating fan to move the air and heat it with a gas burner controlled by an electronic ignition.
The primary differences are in the heat exchanger technology that extracts heat from the combustion process and in the method used to exhaust the resulting combustion gases. Condensing furnaces are more efficient because they extract more heat from the combustion process.
Conventional furnaces typically operate at higher temperatures, so some of the heat is vented to the outside during the combustion process. This means the heat exchanger is not extracting as much heat as possible from the combustion process. Depending upon its age and type, a conventional non-condensing furnace will typically achieve 80% to 85% efficiency.
Condensing furnaces operate at lower temperatures and continue extracting heat from the combustion gases even after they have cooled and condensed. This is accomplished by means of two heat exchangers instead of one. The secondary heat exchanger handles the corrosive condensed exhaust gases produced by water and carbon dioxide, harvesting their heat until condensed water drips out of the heat exchangers. The lower operating temperatures result in less energy consumption and keep more heat in the heating system.
Also, unlike conventional furnaces, the condensing furnace’s combustion air intake is vented directly from the furnace to the outside of the home. Good condensing furnaces can achieve energy efficiency of 90% or more.
Although condensing gas furnaces generally have the highest efficiency ratings, you may be looking for an efficient oil-fired furnace. Advanced Comfort Specialists has extensive experience with clean-burning oil furnaces that will provide you with plenty of warmth, excellent fuel efficiency and significant energy savings.
Regardless of which fuel you use to heat your home or business, the easiest and the most cost-effective way of reducing your heating expense is to keep your system well-tuned. In addition to our installation and repair services, we offer maintenance plans that will extend the life of your furnace and protect you from hazards. Call us today for 24/7 furnace repairs and comprehensive tune–ups.
Get in touch with Advanced Comfort Specialists for professional advice about furnace sales, service and repair in Reading, PA and greater Berks County. We can help you select an affordable solution to meet your needs. Call(610) 926-0336 today!
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