They produce very little carbon monoxide and include outstanding safety features.
Like any other industry, temperature control has made great strides over the last decade. Advancements in technology have resulted in safer and more environmentally friendly options for heating and cooling. Not that long ago, a two stage furnace was considered state-of-the-art because the system can operate at either low or high speed. This was a big improvement over the single stage models that either blasted at maximum capacity or shut down entirely. The development of adaptable speed technology has completely changed expectations for comfort. Today’s top-of-the-line furnaces are capable of operating anywhere between forty and one hundred percent capacity. The system automatically makes tiny one percent adjustments in speed to provide only the precise amount of heat necessary at any given time. Adaptable speed technology eliminates unpleasant temperature fluctuations and puts less strain on the equipment. The system runs longer at lower speeds, making less noise and requiring less energy. Today’s generation of furnaces achieve up to 98% AFUE ratings, drastically reducing monthly utility bills. Plus, the system is less likely to cause problems with insufficient humidity. They produce very little carbon monoxide and include outstanding safety features. Whether a modern furnace, heat pump, boiler or air conditioner, recent innovations allow for convenient and cost-staving features such as wifi connectivity and zone control. These units can be adjusted through an app on the smartphone and allow personalized temperatures settings room-by-room. There’s no longer any reason to heat a bunch of unused rooms or air condition an empty house while the family is at work and school. Along with increasing comfort, newer heating and cooling units work to pay for themselves.