Most people in the Kitchener Waterloo area keep their homes warm with a gas furnace. These types of heating systems work by producing warm air and then distributing it throughout the home via ductwork. The main parts of a gas furnace are the control system, gas valve and burners, heat exchanger and blower. These components work together to keep your home warm and comfortable during the fall and winter.
When the furnace control system—thermostat and electrical controls—detect a drop in the home’s temperature, the furnace is activated and the gas valve opens and ignites the burner. The thermostat and gas valve work in conjunction to regulate the gas flowing into the furnace.
Next, a pilot light or electronic ignition lights the burner inside the combustion chamber and creates heat in the heat exchanger. After the air is warmed, it’s pushed into the hot-air plenum and then circulated throughout the home via ductwork and blower.
As the air warms the home, the thermostat will detect a rise in temperature and send a signal to the furnace to turn off, or maintain the temperature. When the home cools down and falls below the desired temperature, the cycle begins again.
It’s important to understand the basic mechanics of a gas furnace so when it comes time for furnace maintenance, heating repair or upgrading to a new high-efficiency heating system, you’ll be comfortable speaking with a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technician.
Delta Air Systems is your expert heating company in the Kitchener and Waterloo area. We can help with annual furnace maintenance, diagnose and fix heating problems or upgrade your home comfort with a new high-efficiency furnace.
Delta Air Systems has been providing top-notch heating service in Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge for over 50 years. We have the experience and expertise to help keep your home comfortable season after season with knowledgeable heating service.