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  • Gas Heat

    • Gas Powered Heating Systems consist of a burner, a heat exchanger, and a flue or vent pipe.  Some people look to gas heating systems to save on utility bills, and it can be a good solution for that, but with high natural gas prices sometimes it’s more than you think.
    • The burner pulls gas from the gas source (Usually a natural gas tank that has to be refilled over time) and ignites it.
    • The heat exchanger transfers the heat produced from the burning gas into an air distribution system and sets the ratio of heat to distance so that air coming from the exchanger is a percentage hotter than the air that enters the rooms in your home (And for good reason too, burning gas would not feel good in your living room…)
    • Ductwork – This is the system of heating ducts and vents throughout your home through which the heated air from the exchanger enters the rooms with heating ducts.
    • A Flue or Vent Pipe – To exhaust byproducts of combustion (Such as water vapor and carbon dioxide)
  • Electric Heat

    • Electric Furnace – Electrical Resistor is in the furnace, and just like the resistor coils in a space heater, it gets red, due to heat transfer and and heat conduction of metal. Warning labels advise against touching due to the heat.
    • Electric Heat Exchanger – Usually a ducted warm-air or forced warm-air distribution system that can be powered by electricity, natural gas, or fuel oil.
    • Ductwork – Ductwork leads to warm air registers which distribute heat through the home. The distance between furnace and registers is shortened because an electrical resistor coil doesn’t move .  This means that the warm air from the furnace can only hold its heat over a shorter distance unlike in gas powered heating systems, where the gas itself is hot moving through the ductwork.
  • Hybrid – (Dual Fuel System Hybrid Systems) Gas & Electric

    • Gas Furnace – Same as with Gas system but when it turns on is based on a change in thermostat temperature. Large fluctuations between current room temp and themostat set temp will turn the gas furnace on. Small changes can be fed through the
    • Electric Heat Pump