February 19, 2019

Evolution of the Home Furnace

Since the days of early societies, fire building remained the primary way of generating warmth. Even after the emergence of modern housing structures, fireplaces were a common structure for generating heat indoors; however, the cold remained an issue once a person moved more than a few feet away from the heat source. Introduction of the Radiator Radiators were introduced in Europe during the 1850s, but they only became widely available when low-cost, coal-burning, cast-iron options emerged. Radiators used natural convection to generate a more efficient heat distribution. These appliances were typically kept in basements to leverage the rising nature of...

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November 22, 2018

How Do Furnaces Work?

Powered by either natural gas or propane, a furnaces is an effective way to heat your home during the winter. A furnace generates warm air by burning fuel and then distributing that warm air throughout your home. Whether it runs on propane or natural gas, a furnace works in essentially the same way. Here, we will explain how a furnace works to help you to get ready for the coming cold season. Ignition Older models use a pilot light to ignite the fuel when it is time to produce heat. A small flow of fuel is supplied by the regulator...

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