What You Should Know About Furnaces before Renting
Before we tackle on the ins and outs of furnace rentals, it is wise if we first talk about what a furnace is. Furnaces are capable of adding heat into our homes. Large furnaces are the ones that are installed permanently so as to deliver heat to an enclosed interior area via movement of air, hot water, or steam. In most residential buildings, furnaces which utilized steam or hot water is commonly used. Natural gas has largely replaced and is now considered to be the most common type of fuel used by furnaces. Despite of this, some would still prefer using wood or coal, LPG or Liquefied Petroleum Gas or fuel oil as sources of fuel for their furnace.
Furnaces are usually generally classified into 4 with varying designs and efficiency.
The first is the natural draft furnaces which are made up of riveted steel or cast iron exchangers that are built inside an outer shell made up of steel or brick. The basic principle involved in this type of furnace is that warm air always rises. It also has the added advantage of operating on any kind of fuel.
The second category is the forced air furnace which can be made of cast iron or steel heat exchangers. Nowadays, this design has replaced the much ancient and larger natural draft furnace. The heated air is moved by blowers with multi speeds. A good advantage is that it is compatible to fit air conditioning systems in it.
Forced draft furnaces are known to be much more compact than the older models. This design has the capacity to make use of smaller heat exchangers due to its utilization of combustion air blowers. This also allows for lesser fuel usage. Apart from having multi speed blowers, it is compatible to fit alongside centralized air conditioning systems.
Next is the condensing furnace. This is very efficient and fuel-saving system. The exhausted gas is taken away by heat exchangers which then condensed the contained chemicals or water vapour. It utilizes PVC pipes because it does not corrode which usually happens if you use metal pipes.
After learning what furnaces are and its different classifications, it is safe to say that you now have an idea on what type of furnace you would want to rent. So why should you choose to rent furnaces than buy one?
1. Purchasing equipment is expensive as compared to the low cost from monthly payment.
2. If you decide to buy a furnace, all the replacements and repairs are to be shouldered by you alone.
3.Should you prefer to rent, you will no longer be burdened with shouldering any future costs due to damages or repairs.
4. Furnaces, should you buy, are depreciating in value so that if you decide to move, the unused part of your investment will be a waste.