Forced Air Furnaces: They're Popular for a Reason

by Greg Leisgang on February 26, 2014

Posted in: Furnaces

It's no wonder forced air furnaces are one of the most commonly used methods for heating the air inside homes. A forced air furnace possesses many features that makes it superior, and the fact it can quickly heat an entire home is just one. If you live in the West Chester area, you already know how important it is to have a heating system that can be relied upon to keep your home toasty during the colder months. If you're considering have this kind of heating system installed in your home, learn more about how they work and their benefits so you can make informed decision that's best for your needs.

How Forced Air Furnaces Work

Using a duct system, a forced air furnace pulls the air out of your house and runs it through the furnace where it is heated and filtered. The warmed air is then distributed back into your home through different ducts. The ducts typically have a blanket of insulation around them to help maintain the heat and to make the system more efficient.


The following are some of the perks that come with using a forced air furnace:

  • Forced air furnaces can warm a whole home in a short amount of time. The temperature is relatively consistent throughout the house as well.
  • They are considered an energy efficient heating system. The main component that makes them so efficient is the thermostat they come with. The thermostat tells the system when to turn on and off based on programmed settings. This prevents wasting energy.
  • Installation is simple and extra ducts or vents aren't required. Additionally, a humidifier can be included in a forced air system. This can significantly improve your home's indoor air quality, and may be especially beneficial for allergy sufferers or those with respiratory problems.
  • The air is filtered, improving indoor air quality even more and eliminating the need to install a separate air filtration system.

If you need more information about a forced air furnace, please feel free to contact us at Tri-County Heating & Cooling anytime. We serve the greater West Chester area.

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