Posts Tagged ‘Furnaces’

Furnace Problems: What Are Some Red Flags?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

dog-blanketWe took a beating with a heavy snowstorm just this past week, and the frigid temperatures that followed prove once again just how reliant we really are on our home heating systems here in Southern Vermont. If you have any concerns at all about your heater, including your furnace in Bellows Falls or the surrounding area, then you really do need to take prompt action. The longer that you wait to schedule any necessary furnace repairs, the worse off your system is likely to be.

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you’ve certainly seen us address this topic before. It is one that we like to come back to from time to time, though, because you never know when problems with your furnace are going to strike! And, frankly, it is easy to “forget” what you’ve read previously when the time comes to really apply the situation. Scheduling immediately furnace repair may not be “convenient,” but it is much more convenient than scheduling emergency repairs when your system breaks down!


Why Furnaces Are Great Heating Options

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Chances are good that you’ve spent the greater part of your life inside homes that were heated using a furnace. Furnaces have always been popular choices for home heating, and they’ve been around for a long time. Over the years, they have become more effective and efficient than ever before. The basic concept of how furnaces operate has stayed the same, but many components have undergone modifications over the years to produce the models that now warm our homes, schools, and businesses. Here are a few more reasons why we think furnaces are good option for your New Hampshire heating.

Contact HB Energy Solutions for more information about the benefits of a furnace and to learn what sort of heating system will work best for you this winter.

The Benefits of Furnaces

  • Flexibility: Furnaces come in an astonishing variety of models and types. They can be sized to fit almost any home, and they can use many different fuel sources (with natural gas, electricity, propane, and oil). It’s rare that an installer can’t find a furnace type that will supply a home with just what it needs to keep warm through to spring.
  • Efficiency: Once upon a time, furnaces were energy-drainers, wasting a lot of their fuel as they converted it to heat. But those days are far in the past—most current furnaces earn the U.S. Energy Star label for their high AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings and are competitive with other heating systems. Gas furnaces are especially efficient at converting most of their fuel into heat.
  • Effectiveness: Unlike the popular heat pump, which can suffer a drop in heating effectiveness during extreme cold temperatures, furnaces can provide powerful heating no matter the temperature outside.

Should You Install a Furnace?

That was our pitch for furnaces. But now we have to temper it: a furnace might not be the best choice for your home. There are many individual factors to consider when you start looking for a heating system to install. If a furnace is a good choice, you still have to decide the kind and size to have installed.

This is where professionals come in. HB Energy Solutions can help you make the right choice for the heater that will provide you with maximum comfort at a price that fits your budget. We feature quality brands and take pride in our installation speed and skill. When you want the best heating in New Hampshire you can get, contact us.