A standard gas-fired furnace. This type of furnace must vent through a chimney and uses room air to aid combustion.
Gas heating can mean heating with natural gas or propane. Natural gas is mined like oil. It undergoes minimal processing after being extracted from the earth, and contains a number of different gases —primarily propane, butane, ethane and methane. Propane is separated from natural gas during processing and is stored & distributed as a liquid; LPG stands for liquid propane gas.
Dr. Energy Saver Central Virginia can service your gas furnace or boiler to ensure maximum efficiency. We will also provide a free quote for replacing an old, inefficient oil furnace or boiler with a state-of-the-art system to save money and improve comfort.
With the newest technology available, gas furnaces can operate at over 94% efficiency. This means that by upgrading from a 65% efficient gas furnace to a 96% gas furnace, you'll drop your gas bill by 31% just by doing that alone!
A furnace boiler or water heater burns fuel to generate heat and needs to put that heat into an air stream in your ducts, or into water in your pipes. The efficiency rating is what percentage of that heat gets into your air or water. What happens to the rest of the heat? It goes up the chimney and is lost into the sky.
Therefore, a 15-year-old furnace that is 65% efficient is putting 35% of the heat you paid for up the chimney. A 96% efficient furnace only "wastes" 4%! A big difference! And since the cost of the fuel you put through a furnace, boiler or water heater during its lifetime is much greater than the cost of the unit itself, it's worth it to install the very highest efficiency equipment available! Let Dr. Energy Saver accomplish this in your home!
Dr. Energy Saver Central Virginia can evaluate your current heating system and provide a free quote on a super-efficient system that will save you money. Call or email today for a free quote.
We at Dr. Energy Saver place a high importance on quality and efficiency. As such, you can trust that we are your resource for gas heating systems in Virginia. We proudly service Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Jeffersonton, Earlysville, and throughout Keswick, Rixeyville, Locust Grove, Rapidan, Palmyra, Culpepper, Madison, Stanardsville, and more!
Like most gas-burning appliances, gas-fired furnaces and boilers can easily be modified to burn propane or natural gas fuel. A furnace will supply hot air to a forced-air heating system; a boiler supplies hot water for heating and/or washing.
Propane contains more energy than natural gas, so producing a given amount of heat will require less propane than natural gas. However, propane is also more expensive than natural gas, offsetting its higher energy content. The choice between the two fuels often depends on what is available locally. Natural gas arrives in homes via underground pipes.
Propane is stored in one or more tanks located outside the house; tanks are refilled as necessary by a truck dispatched from a local propane dealer. Small propane containers —the kind that fuel outdoor grills—can be brought in for refills by the homeowner.
Propane and natural gas produce less pollution than fuel oil when burned, so environmental advocates tend to prefer gas over oil. Also, the planned development of natural gas reserves in the U.S. promises to make the price of natural gas and propane more stable than the price of fuel oil.
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