Even in the Valley of the Sun, furnaces are a common use of natural gas to heat properties and businesses. It actually works much like an air conditioner in that it uses a heat exchanger to heat the air that is already in the building. Here's how a traditional furnace works and why it sometimes becomes inefficient:
The key part of the furnace is the burner, where natural gas is combusted to produce heat. A motor in the furnace pulls air in from the building, through a grate in the above floor. As the air moves past the heat from the combustion of natural gas, it heats up. The warmer air is then redistributed throughout the building through a series of ducts.
Over time, a number of problems can occur with furnaces. For example, the filters get dirty quickly and need to be replaced regularly. Also, the ducts can come apart at the seams, allowing the warm air to escape and be lost. The most common problem, which results in a cold building with high heating bills, is a dirty burner. This can be cleaned with a simple wire brush.
Some problems require professional care to resolve. Rainforest Plumbing & Air technicians are trained to work with both old and new furnaces. Give us a call today at (480) 615-7766
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