Luxaire Acclimate Series – What is a modulating furnace?

A modulating furnace is a smart furnace!

It uses as much gas as it needs to reach the desired heat. Besides being 97.5% efficient, this particular furnace is an 80,000 BTU furnace. It runs between 20,000 and 80,000 BTU based on heating demand. Less gas, more money in your pocket! For this install, the customer also had a wood burning stove. It was the perfect solution. If the customer didn’t get wood that day or decided to not burn logs then the furnace would kick into high gear on a cold day. Pretty cool, hey? 

What’s more? 

This furnace has a DC ECM motor. So it’s also a smart blower motor using electricity. Gone are the days of only 3 speeds. This furnace has 100’s to maximize electrical efficiency (and help overcome obstacles, like a dirty filter)! 

This particular furnace was paired with a communicating thermostat. Capable of WIFI control, Touch Screen, and more! A great pair to maximize the functionality of the modulating furnace. 

Sounds complicated?

All of this is taken care of by the furnace and thermostat. A few simple taps on your smart phone and you got the heat you want. Easy peazy!

Feel free to contact us and let us know if you are interested in a modulating furnace for your home!