A question that we at Genuine Comfort often get asked about is the difference between 2-stage furnaces and 1-stage furnaces. If you are moving into a new home, or simply want to update your current furnace, it is important to do your research about the different kinds of furnaces that are out there. Furnaces are extremely important for homes and buildings, especially during winter months. If you are getting a bid, our specialists will always take the time to explain the distinctions between 1-stage and 2-stage furnaces, but it is still good to understand the differences for yourself. Continue reading this article to learn more about these different types of furnaces.
What Is A 1-Stage Furnace?
A 1-stage furnace, also called a single-stage furnace, is a classic type of furnace that people picture when they first buy a furnace. Single stage furnaces only have one power mode and one sedentary mode: on and off. This means that when a single stage furnace is on, it is completely on at 100% power. There are no phases or degrees that can be set with a one-stage furnace. Basically, you get what you get when it comes to a 1-stage furnace, and you may not always get what you want.
What Is A 2-Stage Furnace?
A 2-stage furnace is another type of furnace. Two-stage furnaces are different from one-stage furnaces in that when they turn on, they come on at 65% capacity. Therefore, the 2-stage furnace comes on at a lower stage than a 1-stage furnace. Another difference is that 2-stage furnaces will come on at 65% capacity and then jump to full power if it does not heat your home completely within ten minutes.
Benefits Of 2-Stage Furnaces
One of the benefits of having a 2-stage furnace is that they run longer and provide more even temperatures throughout your home. A 2-stage furnace is also more technologically advanced because can sense if it has not heated your whole house in 10 minutes. You may save money in the fall and the spring because the furnace will likely not have to go to full capacity to heat your home during these seasons, whereas a 1-stage furnace would have to turn completely on in order to ensure that your home is heated. We at Genuine Comfort recommend that you install a two-stage furnace over a one-stage furnace if you are trying to figure out which way to go.
Do You Need A Furnace Repair?
If you are in need of a furnace repair, feel free to reach out to us at Genuine Comfort. Not only do we provide in-depth repair and replacement services, but we also provide expert advice to those who are interested in the HVAC industry and how to care for their furnaces, air conditioners and other equipment. Not only can we help you install a 2-stage furnace but we can also help keep your furnace and other HVAC equipment maintained and in tip-top shape. Reach out to us today for more information.