Furnace manufacturers are introducing systems that improve comfort while reducing energy bills for homeowners, reports Joanna Turpin in ACHR News. “Condensing furnaces are not only popular in colder climates, but they are also migrating south as more customers in warmer areas look for better efficiency and comfort,”Jeff Preston, product manager of the unitary products group for Johnson Controls, tells her. Other product developments include the growth of ECM [electronically commutated motor] furnaces, smaller furnaces paired with large air-conditioning units, and heating units designed for multifamily applications.

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