Tidewater Heating & Air has been installing furnaces for over 40 years. We continue to use old fashion craftsmanship to install today’s high efficiency equipment. Tidewater provides you with all available options in heating equipment today as well as completing heat pump repair Wilmington NC and surrounding areas.
A furnace provides warm constant heat when it is chilly outside. The newest technology in natural gas furnaces makes them an excellent choice for high efficiency heating with a low cost to operate. Gas furnaces are the most popular, but furnaces are also available in oil and electric.
Gas Furnace Options
80+ AFUE Forced Air Gas Furnaces with multi speed and variable speed blowers
90+ AFUE Forced Air Gas Furnaces with multi speed and variable speed blowers
Multi Speed Blowers
These blowers are installed in furnaces and typically have 4 settings available: low, medium-low, medium-high, and high speed. The speed is set by the servicing technician to accommodate your needs. Most often the fan is set at a lower speed for heating and a higher speed for cooling.
These motors are “smart” motors and are available in selected furnaces and air handlers. The variable speed blower works in conjunction with other controls to adjust the required blower speed to your home’s heating and cooling requirements. On mild days, the blower will operate at lower speeds than on hotter and colder days. The lower blower speed results in quieter operation and better filtration of the air.
AFUE – an acronym for ANNUAL FUEL UTILIZATION ENERGY, a way to compare the efficiency of furnaces. The higher the AFUE, the higher the efficiency and the lower the fuel usage, resulting in lower operating costs
Other Furnace Options