Which Type of Furnace Should IPurchase? | Want to know the differenc between Single-Stage, Two-Stage


If you’re going to purchase a furnace for your home, you need to know the types of it. Here, you will get to know the key differences between the three most common types of furnaces:-


(1) Single-stage

(2) Two-stage

(3) Modulating.


And then, it will be a lot easier to determine that, which type you should

select for your home.


Single-Stage Furnaces:

A single-stage furnace has just two settings: off and on.

In simple words, a single-stage furnace either runs at full power or stops at all

and there is no middle option in between.

So technically, when the thermostat calls for heat, the furnace starts coming

on full power and when the thermostat would be satisfied then Furnace will

shut off automatically.

It will warm up the area nearby the thermostat quickly and before it warms

the other parts of the house, the thermostat feels that, the home’s heating

the requirement has been fulfilled so it will send the signals to your furnace to shut

off.

A Single-stage furnace is the most affordable option to purchase but it is not

very energy efficient.


Is Single-Stage Furnace a Right option for me?


Because this type of furnace is older in design and less efficient than two-stage and modulating furnaces, a single-stage furnace will cost you less money to purchase. If you’ve already owned this type of furnace and have been satisfied with its ability to heat your home, you may not need a more advanced model. A single-stage furnace is also a wise option if you don’t plan to stay in your home long-term. Also if you are living in a smaller, one-story home, then choose this option blindly. Two-Stage Furnaces: Dual-stage (or Two-stage) furnace has 3 different functional settings which are off (Completely shut down) on (as Low mode) and on (as High mode). Often furnaces run in the lower setting. If the weather gets cold then the furnace will go higher in the setting. As because a Two-Stage Furnace contains two “on” modes to heat your entire home more evenly and efficiently than a single-stage furnace. This type of furnace is expensive as compared to single-stage furnaces.


Is Two-Stage Furnace a Right option for me?


Because this type of furnace is older in design and less efficient than two-

stage and modulating furnaces, a single-stage furnace will cost you less

money to purchase. If you’ve already owned this type of furnace and have


been satisfied with its ability to heat your home, you may not need a more

advanced model. A single-stage furnace is also a wise option if you don’t

plan to stay in your home long-term. Also if you are living in a smaller, one-

story home, then choose this option blindly.


Two-Stage Furnaces:


Dual-stage (or Two-stage) furnace has 3 different functional settings which are off

(Completely shut down) on (as Low mode) and on (as High mode). Often furnace run as

the lower settings. If the weather gets cold then the furnace will go higher in the setting.

As because a Two-Stage Furnace contains two “on” modes to heat your entire home

more evenly and efficiently than a single-stage furnace. This type of furnace is

expensive as compared to single-stage furnaces.


Is Two-Stage Furnace a Right option for me?


Although at the time of purchase it will be a burden over your pocket to select a two-

stage furnace instead of single-stage Furnace but

 If you are living in a two or more story home.

 If there are some Hot & Cold spots and you experience uneven temperatures in

your home.


 If you run your furnace for a long time to eradicate cold spots in your home.

 If you don't have any plan to sell your home for the next few years.

Then a two-stage furnace is a perfect option for you because it can warm your home

much more evenly than a single-stage furnace and the best part is, it will perform it for

less money.


Modulating Furnaces:


You must consider a modulating furnace if want the most energy savings because a

modulating furnace can have dozens of settings to adjust its flame in slight increments

to change the amount of heat anytime.

Mostly you will see a variable-speed blower in Modulating furnaces. The variable-

speed blower adjusts to help your residence reach a precise, even temperature

without spending excess energy.


Is Modulating Furnace the Right option for me?


If you feel that, you are paying much on your energy bills or your home is not reaching

to a comfortable temperature consistently then you would love to use a modulating

furnace.

This will keep your entire home close to the ideal temperature, while it will reduce

your energy bills significantly. Similar to a two-stage model, you will have to pay more

to buy a modulating furnace than the basic single-stage Furnace. However, if you have


a plan to stay in your current residence for a long time then it is guaranteed that, you

will save much in energy cost by using a modulating furnace.


At Oria Heating and Cooling, our Furnace experts are always ready to help you choose

the ideal furnace type for your home. If you are a home

owner in Ottawa and the

surrounding areas, please feel free to Call Us Today at (613) 866-1869 for a better

choice.

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