and Coils- Heating
Trane Furnaces help keep
you warm all winter
long. Many of our
furnaces operate at over
95% efficiency, which
means that 95% of the
fuel you pay for is
actually converted into
heat for your home. We
carry furnaces in
natural gas, propane, or
oil to suit your needs.
are proud to be a Trane Comfort Specialist™, which means we are
committed to the best in every aspect of this business, from
installation and service, to customer satisfaction and employee
training. We are also the only TCS dealer in Whatcom
In the Northwest, a gas furnace is the most common element of a
forced-air system, and they differ in three major ways:
efficiency, stages of heat, and blower fans.
Efficiency of a furnace is designated by its AFUE (Annual Fuel
Utilization Efficiency), ranging
from 80% to 95+%. That means
for every dollar you spend for gas
or propane, 80 to 95 cents are
turned into heat for your home and
the rest is exhausted outside.
In most cases an 80% furnace can be
replaced by a high efficient
furnace, however it can depend on
where the furnace is located in your
home. Most high efficient
furnaces qualify for energy rebates.
It used to be that furnaces just came in one stage of heat: it
was all on, or all off (called a single stage), a lot of times
causing the center of the house to be warm, but other rooms in
the house would feel cold. Now furnaces can be installed that
have two or more stages, first starting on low, and then moving
to high when needed. The benefits are even temperatures through
the house, and greater comfort.
People don't often think much about their blower fans, yet they
are one of the most important pieces of the system; they deliver
your heating and cooling throughout your whole home. Too big of
a fan and your drapes are blowing in the breeze, too small and
you can't warm up the corners of the house. There are two major
types of blower fans: standard speed, and variable speed. A
variable speed fan is high-efficient, and is designed to run
gently even when the furnace isn't heating. The advantages of
this are many, including lower electric bills, more even
temperatures, and constant air filtration.
Furnaces don't have to use gas to heat, and also come as all
electric. Their efficiencies don't vary, though they can come
installed with a variable speed blower fan like the gas furnaces
do. A higher efficient solution for electric furnaces is
replacing them with an electric air handler and installing an
electric heat pump system - one of the most efficient systems
out there to heat your home!