AirEase and Ducane products are built on a tradition of excellence that spans more than 80 years. That’s why you can count on AirEase and Ducane as trusted heating and cooling solutions for your home.
At 97% AFUE, this ENERGY STAR Most Efficient-certified furnace boasts a highly precise system combining a modulating gas valve with variable-speed technology to deliver consistent temperatures while saving energy. It constantly varies heat and airflow in increments as small as 5%, responding to outdoor conditions and household comfort needs.
The A962V contains a variable-speed blower, which allows the furnace to create more even temperatures throughout your home, while
also enhancing efficiency and reducing operating noise. This ENERGY STAR-certified furnace is part of our Pro Series family.
The two-stage heating of the A962E can adjust its heat output based on conditions inside and outside your home. So you use less energy while maintaining comfort. Equipped with a constant torque blower motor, it offers even greater savings with up to 30% more efficiency than conventional motors.
The constant torque motor on the A951E provides an efficient, steady flow of air for more even temperatures. This ENERGY STAR-certified furnace allows you to save money by more efficiently operating the blower fan motor all year long.
The colder it is outside, the more heat your homes loses, creating added demand on furnaces. Depending on the time of day, and the type of furnace you have, your home can experience drastic temperature fluctuations. Understanding the difference between furnace types will help you make the right choice to stay in your comfort zone.
A single-stage furnace has two settings, ON or OFF. When on, it runs at full capacity heating.
A two-stage furnace has a low and a high operation capability. It will run in low to maintain your set temperature, but can kick into high when needed.
This furnace modulates the rate at which fuel is injected into your furnace, providing precise temperature control and superior efficiency. Modulating furnace performance is like highway driving- where you are cruising along, making slight operating adjustments while achieving maximum efficiency. The modulating furnace operates with finesse to reduce temperature fluctuations, providing consistent indoor temperature and quiet operation.
A variable-speed fan allows your furnace to vary the speed at which air flows over the heat exchanger, which means your furnace is operating more efficiently. Think of it as the gas pedal in your car. You can vary the speed of the fan just like a gas pedal varies the speed of your car, instead of just having it run ON or OFF.
A PSC or permanent split capacitor is a type of motor that is designed to do two things. It turns on and it turns off. The electrical output of the motor is not controllable and there are no speed variances to control. Because the motor operates at a constant speed, the use of energy is a constant and efficiency is lost.
ECM or electronically commutated motors save energy and improve the efficient movement of air through your unit. ECM motors allow for variable speeds which can correspond to the unit’s call for air flow. Typically, an ECM motor will slowly come on and increase the speed of the fan gradually as opposed to just coming completely on at startup. This saves energy and further, the ECM will only reach a maximum speed that matches the setting called for by the thermostat.
Constant Torque Motor
Like a variable speed furnace, constant torque furnaces provide lower operating costs and increases to overall system efficiency. Compared to standard PSC motors, constant torque delivers more consistent airflow and quieter operation.
Choosing your furnace contractor is important because not all installers are the same. Asking to see the Red Seal certification of your installers may mean the difference between getting a top notch, optimized furnace installation and just getting completely ripped off. Many furnace contractors have a bad reputation, and in many cases it is well deserved. In Regina, the bad rap is for one simple reason… many of these companies employ workers who are not properly trained and certified to perform work in the HVAC trades (Plumbing, Sheet Metal Worker, Electrical, Refrigeration). If your contractor is resistant to providing you with the certification of his or her installers, what else are they hiding from you? But don’t let that turn you away from your much needed furnace installation– not all contractors use unqualified installers. There are many of us out there that still take your installation seriously enough to ensure that every installer on the job is registered and certified to perform the duties they’re there for.
Some furnace contractors in Regina like to give you an estimate over the phone. Protect yourself with a written quote and contract. Always get it in writing. Any reputable furnace installation contractor will give you a written quote that they will adhere to so that you can have peace of mind. It should include a list of everything that will be done, the products, the warranties, install date(s), as well as the price.
Try not to be too frugal when choosing your furnace contractor. Remember, your plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are the mechanical heart of your home. Furnace installations are easy to cut corners on- from sizing, to gas and venting work, to sheet metal connections and alterations. We even know of contractors in Regina who say they’ll install one brand, and then install and switch logos onto a cheaper brand that looks the same.
The quality of the install depends on the pride and commitment of the tradespeople involved. The entire performance, efficiency and reliability of your furnace will depend on the craftsmanship of the installers. If someone’s reputation relies on being the lowest price, rather than being known for dependability and precision, it’s probably only a matter of time before you're trying to track them down to come fix an issue.
After furnaces are installed, they MUST be tested and adjusted. If your contractor is in a rush to leave because they think they’ve spent too much time already, your furnace may face serious issues down the road- Issues that not only impact the efficiency and life span of your furnace, but issues that can lead to bad carbon monoxide leaks inside your home.
We recommend that you get multiple quotes, and then go with your gut. Ask yourself who you think is going to do the best job? Who do you trust to take your investment seriously enough to deserve your business? And remember, it is always cheaper in the long run to go with the reputable contractor up front, even if they are a bit more expensive.
The quality of all furnaces depend on the people installing them.
Since 1928, Airease has been providing homeowners with reliable, well-built heating and cooling products that make life easier and more comfortable. Thoughtfully designed, our AirEase line of gas furnaces offers an impressive array of technology that makes them extremely quiet, dependable and energy efficient. So you can enjoy peace, quiet and comfort every day of every year.