Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions, Sensors and Controls is the Director of Applications Engineering. He shares his knowledge to industry stakeholders and consumers on best practices and solutions to fit individual needs and situations in regards to HVAC system design and applications.
In comparison, a modulating furnace goes beyond a two-stage furnace and can have dozens of “on” settings. A modulating furnace begins at full speed, and once your house is sufficiently warm adjusts its settings in slight increments to change the amount of heat being put out. This method is more efficient and budget-friendly and ensures your home stays within one to two degrees of the desired temperature throughout the entirety of your day.
Managing the humidity and fireplace use in the wintertime can help you to increase not only the comfort of your home but also help to reduce energy costs. Learn key information about each and how to better control relative humidity levels during the winter months, while finding out how to overcome the inefficiencies of fireplaces during the heating season.
When homeowners are considering the purchase of a new furnace, saving energy should be a high priority. For those seeking the greatest level of efficiency, comfort and return on investment, a modulating furnace is often the best choice.