Your homes central comfort and heating source

shutterstock_258526901We offer only high efficiency furnaces with superior comfort and heating for our harsh Alberta climate. Your furnace is one of the biggest energy consumers in your home and during the cold winters, a reliable and efficient source of heat is essential. Whether you are looking for single stage heating, two stage, or modulating – we have the furnace for your heating needs. Four Seasons is dedicated in working closely with wholesalers and manufacturers to offer the most reliable furnace options with the best performance. Check out our model offerings from Trane and Ameristar in each of the furnace categories.

How does a furnace work?

A furnace heats your home by converting natural gas into thermal energy in the form of hot air. All natural gas furnaces consist of four main components to create heat: the burner, heat exchanger, blower, and controls. In general operation, the burner is where the gas is delivered and burned to create heat. Whenever your control or thermostat calls for heat, the burners in your furnace ignite natural gas. The heat exchanger in your furnace transfers the heat produced by the burners to be blown by the blower. The blower is a large fan that moves the heated air through your ductwork to your air registers to heat your home. All natural gas furnaces are exhausted with venting so exhaust and combustion byproducts vent to the outdoors.

Furnaces and AFUE Ratings

shutterstock_8689492When purchasing a furnace, the AFUE rating is the most important performance rating to consider. The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the most accurate measure of efficiency for gas furnaces, which accounts for start-up, cool-down, off-cycle loss and other factors that affect real operating performance. The higher the AFUE rating means the greater energy efficiency – meaning energy dollar savings!

If your furnace is 20 years or older than it is only performing on average with an AFUE of 50-60%. That means that for every dollar of energy that you spend on your furnace to heat your home, $0.50 – $0.60 is being wasted and not converted into heat. High efficiency furnaces with an AFUE on average of 95% waste only $0.05 for every energy dollar spent!

Replacing your old furnace with a high efficiency natural gas furnace will mean significant energy dollar savings also recouping your investment in a short period of time.

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