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A furnace is a heating system that generates heat by burning fuel or using electricity to warm air. The heated air is then distributed throughout a space via ducts or pipes, providing warmth throughout.

What is a Furnace?
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A furnace is a central heating unit and common amongst most HVAC System. It generates warmth by burning fuel or using electricity. The warmth is then distributed through ducts by a blower or fan system, ensuring consistent heating throughout the spaces. A furnace is available in various types like gas, oil, electric, and high-efficiency models.

What does a Furnace Do?

Different Types of Furnaces

Gas Furnace

These use natural gas as fuel and are among the most popular due to their efficiency and relatively low operational costs.

Air Handler

An air handler circulates conditioned air throughout a space. It works with air conditioners and or heat pump systems to circulate cooled or heated air. It doesn't generate heat but moves conditioned air throughout a space.


A furnace is responsible for heating. It heats air by burning fuel (such as natural gas, oil) or using electricity. Then using a blower or fan distributes the warmed air throughout a space via ductwork.

Furnace VS Air Handler

A furnace and an air handler are components apart of an HVAC systems, they serve different functions. A furnace generates heat, while an air handler circulates conditioned air but doesn't produce heat on its own.

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Efficient Heating

Furnaces provide effective and consistent heating to keep your home warm during colder months.

Energy Options

They are available in various types—gas, electric, and oil—providing flexibility in choosing the most suitable and cost-effective energy source.

Widespread Use

Furnaces are commonly used and have a proven track record of reliability and functionality.

Controlled Heating

They allow for precise temperature control, contributing to enhanced comfort within your living space.

Ducted Distribution

Furnaces are often paired with ductwork systems, enabling the even distribution of warm air throughout different areas of your home.


More Benefits

Regular Inspections:

Routine check-ups by a professional technician to assess the system's condition and functionality.



Removing dust, debris, or soot buildup from various components, including the burners, blower, and air filters


Filter Replacement:

Changing or cleaning air filters to ensure proper airflow and efficiency.


System Testing:

Testing the system's performance, safety features, and thermostat calibration to maintain optimal functioning and safety standards.


What's The Maintenance Needed?

Annual Maintenance 


The Answers You Need

Yes, it's possible to switch, but it requires professional assistance. Ensure your home has access to a gas supply, and consult with our HVAC professionals for a seamless transition.

Can I switch from an oil furnace to a gas furnace in Massachusetts?

Yes, Massachusetts offers various incentives, rebates, and programs, such as Mass Save, to encourage energy-efficient upgrades. These can significantly offset the cost of installing a high-efficiency furnace.

Are there energy efficiency incentives for upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace in Massachusetts?

High-efficiency gas furnaces are often recommended due to their effectiveness in handling cold temperatures. However, electric and oil furnaces are also viable options, depending on your homes individual preferences and needs.

What type of furnace is best for Massachusetts' climate?
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