A Primer on Two-Stage Heating

A two-stage furnace can produce two levels of heat. It outputs high heat when it’s cold outside and lowers the heat when the weather is mild. There are several advantages to two-stage furnaces.

Improved Efficiency

A conventional furnace always runs at full capacity. On the other hand, a two-stage furnace can operate at reduced capacity, which makes it more efficient. This is because when it’s running at lower capacity, it burns less fuel. You’ll then save money on your utility bills.

Longer Lifespan

A two-stage furnace experiences less wear and tear than a traditional one. They run at reduced capacity in the spring and fall while operating at full capacity in the winter. This means they have a longer lifespan and typically require fewer repairs.
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Consistent Comfort

A standard furnace heats a home quickly and then turns off. This can cause large temperature swings. A two-stage furnace heats a home more slowly, so the temperature stays within a degree of the thermostat setting.

Quieter Operation

When a two-stage furnace turns on, it’s in the lower capacity setting. This means it doesn’t do a sudden, loud kick of air. The furnace will switch between the two settings automatically, as needed.

Improved Air Filtration

The lower-speed of a two-stage furnace doesn’t circulate the air in your home as quickly as a conventional furnace. This allows the filter to capture more contaminants out of the air. Your indoor air will be cleaner as a result.

Humidity Control

If you have a humidifier in your heating system, it will operate longer with a two-stage filter. Since the system runs longer, the humidifier can better reduce the humidity in your home, making it more comfortable.

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