Central heating systems always have at least one primary heating appliance, i.e. a furnace, the furnace is typically located in your garage or basement. All furnace units consist of 4 main components:

  1. a flue which acts as an exhaust system for all gaseous by-products.
  2. a blower
  3. heat exchangers and
  4. burners which burn & deliver fuel

Depending on your unique situation, needs, and the region you live in, you can choose the fuel that your heating system runs on. Choices can include either oil or gas as fuel, or a hybrid system that can use either fuel types.

Toxic gases are created by the burners in the furnace system and then passed through the heat exchanger. Air from your house moves across the furnaces heat exchanger to be warmed. The warm air is then circulated through your homes duct-work system which distributes the warm air around your house. During the hotter seasons your heating system works in unison with your central air conditioning system. The warm air is cooled as it’s moved over your AC unit’s cooling coil, which is often attached to the cool air circulating fan on the furnace, and then the cool air is sent through the same duct-work throughout your house.

Pure Air Conditioning can help you figure out which cooling system is right for your situation. This explanation of central heating is obviously just for learning sake as all of us in SWFL are aware. We don’t have central heating systems, because that isn’t the major issue down here.