Uses of a Furnace
A furnace is used for producing heat. It is commonly used at home to give warmth throughout the winter months. A furnace, in large scale, is also used for industrial purposes like making steel, drinking glasses, making ceramics, and conducting metal extraction.
The use of a furnace as a central heating device was first exhibited by the Romans. The Romans called it a hypocaust, which translates to under burnt (hypo means “under” and caust means “burnt”) in English. In the past, a furnace was used solely for firing wood in the basement’s hollow corner to send heat and warmth to rooms throughout a home.
The act of heating and producing hot air is still practiced today, especially during cold-weather seasons. However, modern furnaces are now assembled for easier use. Furnaces now resemble a metal box which can be big or small in size, depending on your needs and the allocated storage you have. Modern furnaces use stainless steel as a heat exchanger and aluminized steel for constructing the burner, blower, and frame. Fiberglass is used for insulation, copper for electrical use, and brass for valve use. These materials are what keep the modern furnace usable and versatile.
The original version of a furnace consisted of a burner, a control valve for gas, a heat exchanger, and an external thermostat. There was no blower used to circulate the air. Many homeowners initially found furnaces to be inefficient. Though, thanks to modern technology, furnaces are now a popular and commonly sold item.
Where to buy
Modern furnaces can now be bought in stores which sell HVAC related products. Area Wide Services, Inc. offers high-quality and specialized furnaces that are sure to satisfy a customer’s needs. Check out our Gold SV Furnace, Platinum SV Furnace, Silver Series SI Furnace, and Silver XI Furnace. Choose which one is best for you.
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