Heating & Cooling
Heating and cooling is often taken for granted. Our systems are to keep us in a warm climate in the winter, and when its summer we depend on air-conditioning.
When the house is cold in winter or hot in summer, the natural reaction is to call for professional service. Thats what we are here for, Bird Fuels supplies you with our team of technicians to answer any questions and to keep your furnace running healthy! we are providers of companies that we trust and have 20+ years in experience.
How do furnaces work?
As part of a central heating and cooling system, a furnace converts fuel into heat, then uses a blower to circulate warm air throughout your house. In summer, a furnace works with your heat pump or air conditioner to deliver cooled air throughout your home. The main components to a natural gas furnace include burners, a heat exchanger, blower motor, and controls.
What is AFUE and what does it mean for your furnace?
AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency. This industry rating measures the annual efficiency of a furnace. A higher AFUE means your heating system is more energy efficient.
Why buy a high efficiency gas furnace?
The higher the AFUE, the less fuel you'll need to keep your home comfortable. Trane furnaces with 90 or higher AFUE measurements deliver at least 90% of the heat they create to your home, which exceeds the government’s minimum standard of 80 AFUE for new furnaces.
If you have a furnace that is at least 10 years old, it probably has an AFUE between 60 – 70, meaning you could be losing 40 cents of every dollar you spend on heating energy.