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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?


Choosing the Right Furnace for Your Home

When it comes to keeping your home warm and cozy, choosing the right furnace is crucial. At Southern Pride Service, we know the variety of options can be overwhelming. In this guide, we’ll break down the different types of furnaces, popular brands, and why choosing us for your heating needs is the right decision.



Types of Furnaces

Choosing the right furnace for your home involves considering various factors such as heating requirements, existing setup, and budget constraints. There are four primary types of furnaces — oil, propane, electric, and natural gas.

Considerations for each type to help you make the best decision include:

  • Oil furnaces: Known for their reliability, oil furnaces are a popular choice. They provide consistent heat and are suitable for areas without access to natural gas. Oil furnaces operate by burning oil to generate heat. They’re effective in extremely cold climates but require more maintenance and can be affected by fluctuating oil prices.
  • Propane furnaces: Offering efficiency and versatility, propane furnaces are ideal for homes without natural gas connections. They’re a cost-effective alternative with a clean-burning fuel source.
  • Electric furnaces: Electric furnaces are powered by electricity, offering easy installation and low maintenance. However, their operating costs tend to be higher, and they may not be ideal for extremely cold climates.
  • Natural gas furnaces: Natural gas furnaces burn natural gas for heat. Widely used for their cost-effectiveness and efficiency, natural gas furnaces are a common choice in many households. They provide reliable heating with lower operational costs. However, they depend on gas supply and come with initial installation costs.

Popular Furnace Brands

The quality and efficiency of a furnace can be influenced by the brand. At Southern Pride Service, we work with reputable brands to ensure the best for our customers:

  • Trane
  • Carrier
  • Goodman
  • American Standard
  • Rheem

These brands are known for their reliability and performance, ensuring that your investment in a furnace provides optimal heating for your home.

Schedule Furnace Installation With Southern Pride Service

Southern Pride Service is a family-owned and -operated business dedicated to providing reliable heating solutions since 1993. Our background-checked technicians ensure the safety and security of your home. We offer free replacement quotes and service all major brands.

With us, you can trust that your heating needs are met with experience and reliability.

Choosing the right furnace is a significant decision for your home’s comfort. Southern Pride Service, with its decades of experience, is here to help you make the best choice.

Contact us today at (301) 932-4925 to schedule furnace installation for your southern Maryland home.

Frequently Asked Questions About Furnaces

Common questions we receive about furnaces include:

Which furnace is the most efficient?

Furnace efficiency is measured by AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the furnace. Our technicians can guide you to choose the most efficient option for your home.

Which furnace will save me money?

High-efficiency furnaces can save you money on energy bills by using fuel more effectively. Consider investing in a furnace with a high AFUE rating for long-term savings.

What is the best furnace for a home?

The best furnace for your home depends on factors like efficiency, budget, and heating needs. Our experienced technicians can assess your requirements and recommend the ideal furnace for your unique situation.