What to Know About Two-Stage Furnaces

If you are in the market for a new furnace, there are a number of terms that you will come across describing the various models available. One of these is the term “two-stage furnace.” Let’s take a look at what this means and how it impacts the operation of a heating system.

What a Two-Stage Furnace Does

As the name suggests, a two-stage furnace is simply a heating system that provides two separate levels of heating. On most winter days when the weather is relatively mild, the system will run at the first output level to meet the indoor heating demands. At this level, the furnace will run longer but with lower output and fewer heating cycles to provide even heating throughout the space.

When it is extremely cold outside and the furnace senses that the indoor temps are dropping faster than usual, the furnace will kick on to the high stage in order to meet the greater demand for heat. This function ensures that you stay comfortable regardless of the temperature outside.

Benefits of a Two-Stage Furnace

In addition to a more comfortable home, one of the major benefits of a two-stage furnace is greater efficiency. Approximately 80% to 90% of the time, the system will be operating at the low-output stage. This means that it will burn less fuel than a single-stage furnace that always runs at full capacity until the thermostat setting is reached.

Two-stage furnaces are also quieter because they aren’t pushing air through the system full-blast. Additionally, these furnaces provide better air filtration due to the fact that they run longer cycles and circulate more air throughout your home and ductwork. Finally, you’ll get better temperature regulation with a two-stage furnace, so you won’t feel the need to constantly adjust the thermostat.

Get Professional Help

At Oquirrh Mountain Services, our team can help you explore your furnace options and install a unit that is perfect for your home. We can also provide furnace repairs and maintenance and take care of all your cooling needs. In addition, our team offers a full range of plumbing and electrical services. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for your home in Tooele or the surrounding area.

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