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Your Furnace & You: A Heating Story

 Winter is steadily creeping up on Ohio residents and it's that time of year to be thinking about your furnace. How long have I had it? Do I need to get it replaced? Why is it so cold one day and boiling hot the next? If you're asking these questions to your self, or you have an imaginary friend on your should speaking it to you, either way you should look no further than Shakley Mechanical to put your mind at ease. 

Discover which type of furnace you nee today!

    Before purchasing a new furnace, you need to decide what type of furnace you need. There are three types of furnaces: single-stage, two-stage or a modulating furnace.  A single - stage furnace is either always on or off. This means that it's always pumping at the hottest air at the highest velocity possible. It is quite noisy though and it is known to be very inconsistent with it's temperatures  So if you have a finished basement or thin walls, this may be a deterrent for you. On the flip side, it is on the less expensive side. 

    A two-side furnace has a two speed setting (high or low) and is normally on the lower end of the velocity spectrum unless it's especially cold in which you can crank it up to what your heart desires. It is more expensive than the single-stage but you're paying for more reliable temperature swings and less noise. If you're more on the energy efficient side of things, the modular furnace would be a good choice. These models usually only run at a 40% capacity and increase by .5% if the thermostat calls for it. Temperatures stay consistent throughout the house and the noise is kept to a minimum. As you'd expect, the modular furnace is also the most expensive so keep that in mind. 

     Brands are an important part of choosing the right furnace for you. Here at Shakley Mechanical, we have entrusted ourselves with the Trane brand for their heating and a/c cooling systems are among the best in the industry in every efficiency category. We'll make sure the size of your furnace fits the needs of your home so that you're not overspending on something that you won't need. 

    If you believe the health of your commercial or residential HVAC system is in jeopardy, be sure to give Shakley Mechanical a call! Our talented staff of technicians have the experience and drive to service any type of furnace in Mansfield, Ashland and some surrounding areas. 



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