All you Need to Know about your Heating System!

By Katie Clarke – Marketing Associate

When you’re located in areas with everchanging seasonal climates, a furnace is essential to keeping you and your home warm for both comfort and safety.


There are three main common types of furnaces: central forced air; heat pumps; and boilers. Your heating system can also be powered by different energy sources such as natural gas, propane, electricity or oil.

In the chart below, we’ve highlighted key differences between each to help you understand your heating system better!

TypeHow it WorksVariations
Central Forced AirThis system provides warm air by circulating through ducts leading to individual rooms.Within this category there are 3 types, standard, mid-efficiency and high efficiency. Standard furnaces are approximately 65% efficient, mid efficiency approximately 80% efficient and hi-efficiency up to 98% efficient.
Heat PumpsProvide warm air in the heating season and cooler air in the summer.In cooler climates, you still require a back up furnace to heat your home when the outdoor temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit
Boiler (a.k.a. Steam or Hot Water System)This system supplies steam or hot water to radiators, convectors, or pipes.One of the drawbacks of boiler systems is that they do not provide cooling.

Regardless of the type of heater you have, it is essential to have yearly maintenance which can prevent your heating system from dying sooner than necessary.


The typical lifespan of a furnace is 15-20 years. It’s a good lifespan, but when it’s time, it’s time. By upgrading and replacing your furnace, you will also eliminate the risk of fire hazards, gas leaks or risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and as your equipment ages, maintenance, repairs or up-keep can get costly.

Below we’ve highlighted some of the signs your furnace is in need of replacement, outside of its age.

  1. It’s making odd and unusual noises. Much like a car, if your furnace is makingunusual noises, it’s important to either have it inspected or it may be time to upgrade.
  2. It’s blowing cold air. If your furnace isn’t blowing warm air anymore, it might betrying to tell you something!
  3. Airflow is less than usual. Self-explanatory.
  4. Your energy bills are higher than usual. Higher than usual energy bills meansyour furnace is no longer running efficiently, it is likely time for replacementin order to save future costs.
  5. Your furnace isn’t cycling properly.

You’ll never pay for maintenance, repairs or up-keep again!
Grand HVAC Leasing offers:

  • Low monthly payments
  • All-inclusive installation and maintenance
  • 100% parts and labor costs covered
  • FREE replacements and upgrades
  • NO hidden fees
  • Rent-to-Own program

Feel peace of mind knowing your Furnace will keep you warm and remain at peak efficiency.

Contact us below, call us at 1-855-754-0530 or email us at info@grandhvacleasing.com to learn more about the best heating options for you.

Source: https://www.furnacecompare.com/faq/definitions/furnace_types/