Single Stage vs Two Stage Furnace
Is there a difference between single stage and two stage furnace?
Buying single stage or two stage furnace is one of the most common questions homeowners ask when shipping for new high efficiency heating equipment. To better understand the difference between the two imagine a car that has only one speed and can only go at that speed not a kilometer more or less, no matter how hard you are going to press the gas it will not go any faster and if you try to slow down by pressing breaks it will not. Same goes for single stage furnaces it will give you the same result over and over again nothing more or less. Single stage furnace has only one heat output which is high and it will work at that speed all the time consuming more energy. Single stage vs two stage furnace is also louder as it is always running on full capacity.
When comparing these two furnaces the two stage furnace is much better no questions asked. Two stage furnace has dual options where it uses around 40 – 60% of energy in the low capacity and picks up for the high capacity. It runs at a low capacity when it is mild weather outside saving you energy and money and it automatically switches to full capacity during the cold winter days to keep your home warm. Unlike the single stage furnaces that run at the fullest capacity all the time and consume more energy two stage heating equipment will be less costly to operate.
When selecting a new high efficiency heating equipment homeowners should also consider going for a variable or modulating speed furnace. It has continuous fan operations and provides even air distribution and even temperatures in the home. Variable speed blower also provides extremely quite operation.
At DeMark Home Ontario we suggest customers to go for a two stage furnace with variable speed blower for the most efficiency, quite operation, even hot and cold air distribution and savings. To learn more about technical specification of heating and cooling equipment call us at 647-847-2998 or submit your request online.