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Forced Hot Air

This type of system has a furnace as a heat source. Cold air is drawn from the house and is fed into the furnace where the air is heated and circulated back into the house via a duct system and into rooms through registers.

Advantages

Forced hot air heating systems allow for air conditioning, air filtration, air humidification and air purification.

Disadvantages

Forced hot air heating systems require ductwork which takes up space in walls. They tend to dry out the air and can be drafty and noisy if proper equipment is not used. A separate direct-fired hot water tank is required.

Key System Features

  • ACCULINK™ COMMUNICATING SYSTEM
    AccuLink™ Communicating System is an integrated and self-configuring system that makes it possible for your components to automatically talk to each other.
  • AFUE
    Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. AFUE is a rating that reflects how efficiently heating system converts fuel to energy.
  • ENERGY STAR
    A program developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Energy Star-qualified products save energy and greenhouse gases.
  • MODULATING HEAT
    Fully modulating gas valve operates between 40% and 100% to meet real-time heating needs, providing ultimate comfort and efficiency for your home.
  • THREE-STAGE HEATING
    Three-stage heating provides greater fuel efficiency and better comfort control by allowing for more modes of operation, depending on the situation.
  • TWO-STAGE HEATING
    Two-stage heating is considered to be more efficient, because it operates at low speed most of the time.
  • VARIABLE SPEED MOTOR(S)
    The fan motor inside higher efficiency indoor and outdoor units is designed to change its speed based on your home’s requirements.

Products

American Standard Gas Furnaces

American Standard Freedom® 95 Gas Furnaces

    • Freedom® 95 Comfort-R™ Variable-Speed, Modulating Communicating Furnace
    • Modulating Heat – Provides fully modulating heating, operating between 40% and 100% firing rates to provide ultimate efficiency and comfort control
    • AFUE = 95%; Converts up to 95% of the fuel you pay for into heat for your home
    • Automatically communicates and coordinates with your other system components via the AccuLink™ Communicating System
    • Energy Star Rated – Significantly surpasses government efficiency standards, helping you save on your energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • Variable Speed – Runs quietly and evenly distributes warm air to every room with its variable speed fan motor
    • Its heavy steel insulated cabinet is durable, quiet, and holds more heat in the furnace to better warm your home
    • Gas Rebates available – $400 for natural gas customers of National Grid Gas, NSTAR Gas and Unitil-MA
    • American Standard Freedom® 95 Comfort-R™ 2-Stage Variable Speed Furnace
    • 2-Stage Heating – Provides two-stage heating, running at an energy-saving 65% capacity more than 80% of the time, which reduces temperature swings and may help lower your heating bills
    • AFUE = 96.7%; Converts up to 96.7% of the fuel you pay for into heat for your home
    • Energy Star Rated – Significantly surpasses government efficiency standards, helping you save on your energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • Variable Speed – Runs quietly and evenly distributes warm air to every room with its variable speed fan motor
    • Its heavy steel insulated cabinet is durable, quiet, and holds more heat in the furnace to better warm your home
    • Gas Rebates available – $400 for natural gas customers of National Grid Gas, NSTAR Gas and Unitil-MA
    • American Standard Freedom® 95 Comfort-R™ 2-Stage Variable Speed Furnace
    • 2-Stage Heating – Provides two-stage heating, running at an energy-saving 65% capacity more than 80% of the time, which reduces temperature swings and may help lower your heating bills
    • AFUE = 96.7%; Converts up to 96.7% of the fuel you pay for into heat for your home
    • Energy Star Rated – Significantly surpasses government efficiency standards, helping you save on your energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • Variable Speed – Runs quietly and evenly distributes warm air to every room with its variable speed fan motor
    • Its heavy steel insulated cabinet is durable, quiet, and holds more heat in the furnace to better warm your home
    • Gas Rebates available – $400 for natural gas customers of National Grid Gas, NSTAR Gas and Unitil-MA
    • American Standard Freedom® 95 Single-Stage Furnace
    • AFUE = 95%; Converts up to 95% of the fuel you pay for into heat for your home
    • Energy Star Rated – Significantly surpasses government efficiency standards, helping you save on your energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • Operates quietly and efficiently with its multispeed blower motor
    • Its heavy steel insulated cabinet is durable, quiet, and holds more heat in the furnace to better warm your home
    • Gas Rebates available – $100 for natural gas customers of National Grid Gas, NSTAR Gas and Unitil-MA

Federal Tax credit of 30% of the installed cost (up to $1,500) for all 95% furnaces Rebates Variable Speed $400 for natural gas customers of National Grid Gas, NSTAR Gas and Unitil-MA) are available for all the Freedom 95 furnaces.

American Standard Freedom® 80 Gas Furnaces
American Standard offers similar models of gas furnaces in the Freedom 80 family as they do in the Freedom 95 line of furnaces. The difference between the two types of furnaces is the efficiency where the Freedom 80 has an AFUE of 80% and does not qualify for any tax credits or rebates. The Freedom 80 is chimney vented and can be installed in an attic.
Bryant Gas Furnace

    • Bryant Evolution® 95s Gas Furnace
    • Energy Star Rated – Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Products with the Energy Star rating will be efficient and save cost on energy bills.
    • AFUE = 95%; Converts up to 95% of the fuel you pay for into heat for your home
      Modulating Heat – Modulating gas valve with multiple stages of heating operates up to 83% of the time on low-stage heating for smooth, efficient comfort. High stage operation provides a boost in comfort during more extreme winter conditions.
    • Variable Speed – Operates at the precise speed needed to deliver quiet, dependable heating
    • Gas Rebates available – $400 for natural gas customers of National Grid Gas, NSTAR Gas and Unitil-MA
    • Federal Tax credit of 30% of the installed cost (up to $1,500)

Adams Oil Furnace

    • Adams AHEO Oil Furnace
    • “The World’s Most Efficient Oil-Fired Furnace”
    • Energy Star Rated – Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Products with the Energy Star rating will be efficient and save cost on energy bills.
    • AFUE = 98%; Converts up to 98% of the fuel you pay for into heat for your home
      Vented with a 3″ PVC pipe
    • Can be installed in a utility room, closet, alcove, basement or attic
    • Electric Company Rebates available – $300 for electric customers of National Grid, and NSTAR
    • Federal Tax credit of 30% of the installed cost (up to $1,500)

Bryant Oil Furnaces

    • Bryant Preferred Series Variable Speed Oil Furnace
    • The variable speed blower motor operates at the precise speed needed to deliver quiet, dependable heating and improved humidity control.
    • The Riello high performance burners on the Preferred Series models are designed with the latest technology for quiet operation and optimal fuel performance.
    • The Preferred 80 Variable Speed Oil Furnace combines an up to 83.5% AFUE efficiency rating with quiet, clean-burning, variable speed performance. You’ll not only get reliable cold weather comfort, but energy savings that pay off year round.
    • Federal Tax credit of 30% of the installed cost (up to $1,500)
    • Bryant Legacy Oil Furnace
    • Boasts clean, efficient operation with the Beckett high-performance burner. Bryant’s unique design includes a silencer baffle that minimizes combustion noise at the source resulting in reduced combustion noise.
    • Provides an up to 80.5% AFUE rating that warms evenly, quietly, and reliably for better energy efficiency, bigger fuel savings, and total comfort.

ThermoPride Oil Fired Furnaces

    • ThermoPride OH6 2-Stage Variable Speed Oil Furnace
    • Energy Star Rated – Significantly surpasses government efficiency standards, helping you save on your energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • AFUE 87.3% – Converts up to 87.3% of the fuel you pay for into heat for your home
    • 2-Stage Riello Oil Burner – Operates at the first stage most days comfortably heating your home and saving energy. On those bitter cold days when your home needs the extra heat, the burner automatically switches to the second stage providing additional warmth.
    • Electronically Commutated Blower Motor (ECM) – Gives you even more comfort by operating with infinite blower speeds that automatically adjust for varying beating and cooling modes. When heat is needed the blower smoothly ramps up to speed gently circulating the warm air around your home and eliminating that annoying blast of cold air from your registers.
    • Electric Company Rebates available – $400 for electric customers of National Grid, and NSTAR
    • Federal Tax credit of 30% of the installed cost (up to $1,500)
    • ThermoPride OH8 Oil Furnace
    • Energy Star Rated – Significantly surpasses government efficiency standards, helping you save on your energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • AFUE up to 86.5
    • Higher heating capacity
    • Electronically Commutated Blower Motor (ECM) – Gives you even more comfort by operating with infinite blower speeds that automatically adjust for varying heating and cooling modes. When heat is needed the blower smoothly ramps up to speed gently circulating the warm air around your home and eliminating that annoying blast of cold air from your registers.

Case Study – Forced Hot Air

Upgrading an inefficient gas furnace

Wilson Brothers was asked to look at a forced hot air furnace that the family thought wasn’t working at top efficiency. Their gas fuel and electricity bills were high and the heat was uneven throughout the home.

We checked the ductwork and found that it was old and the seams were not sealed, letting heat escape into unwanted spaces. The ductwork needed to be sealed properly and the furnace needed to be upgraded to a high-efficiency system.

Wilson Brothers recommended a gas furnace from American Standard. This system provides 2-stage variable speed heating. With the variable speed, the system saves on its electrical use by slowly and quietly ramping up to speed for a softer start and more consistent airflow gently warming the room. The 2-stage valve results in greater efficiency by providing just the right amount of fuel for each stage thus saving on gas usage. This system is rated at 95% efficiency.

Wilson Brothers also replaced the old fiberboard ducts with galvanized steel ductwork throughout the home providing a tightly sealed duct system for the heat to be distributed to the correct places throughout the house.

The family reported saving 30% – 35% on their energy costs as a result of this upgrade as well as additional savings in their electrical usage. In addition, the system was eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the installed cost (up to $1,500) and a $400 rebate from their Gas Company.

A bonus feature of this gas furnace is that we can easily link it to an air conditioning system by adding a coil to the existing furnace and an outdoor condenser, providing cool air in the summer months.

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