The most common type of central heating system used in Canadian homes is the forced-air system with a furnace as its heat source, and ducts and registers for distribution. The furnace delivers heated air blown by a fan through a network of ducts and the heat is distributed through the home through registers in the floors of each room. Because the fan is literally forcing air into each room in the house, this type of system does not depend on natural convection to distribute heated air evenly throughout your house. Forced-air systems come in a wide range of capacities. The heating elements, circulation fan, air filter, and control devices are contained in a compact cabinet.
To accommodate different types of houses, there are three main furnace designs for use with forced-air systems. The designs are named according to the way air travels through the system:
• Upflow furnaces are recommended for basement floor locations.
• Horizontal flow furnaces are particularly suited for crawl space installations
• Downflow furnaces are recommended for installations in mobile homes or on the main floor of houses on concrete slabs.
Advantages of Forced Air Systems (Furnaces):
- ability to provide heat quickly
- can be used to filter and humidify household air
- can provide ventilation and central air conditioning
- can be used year-round for continuous air circulation throughout the house, while efficiently balancing the distribution of heat.
Don’t let the small size fool you. These ENERGY STAR® qualified units pack a lot of power and energy savings into each versatile design. Multi-positional means they’re right for any job. Their compact size lets them fit where others won’t, even accommodating today’s larger hi-seer a-coils. We’re pleased to offer a number of options on our multi-positional series, each offering new levels of comfort and savings while continuing to incorporate all the great features that have kept Kerr customers happy for over 30 years. The series EVO incorporates Kerr’s EVO control system for steady, even comfort. Our new EVO series offers cutting edge fan motor control compared to conventional furnace technology. The EVO TRUE air modulation provides improved heating, cooling and dehumidification for a comfortable home. GO ALL THE WAY AND STEP UP TO OUR MAX SERIES. Our MAX series features all the benefits offered with the EVO series, but goes one step further by incorporating our Kerr ECM technology. Not only will you be living in greater comfort, our ECM technology will provide utility cost savings on your heating/cooling bills year after year.
Whether you’re building a new home or replacing your existing furnace, our high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® qualified LOWBOY series units fits the bill. Their compact size lets them fit where others won’t, even accommodating today’s larger hi-seer a-coils. The Contour is ideal for retrofits or new installations in today’s larger homes. The EVO series incorporates Kerr’s EVO control system for steady, even comfort. Our new EVO series offers cutting edge fan motor control compared to conventional furnace technology. The’s EVO TRUE air modulation provides improved heating, cooling and dehumidification for a comfortable, healthy home. The MAX series features all the benefits the EVO series has to offer while integrating Kerr ECM technology. ECM technology provides the homeowner with a comfortable home while giving utility cost savings on heating and cooling bills.
The KERR PARADIGM condensing oil-fired warm air furnace represents a shift forward in oilheating technology. Hyper efficient. Maximized savings. Greenhouse gas friendly. Remarkably comfortable. HYPER EFFICIENT™ The Paradigm’s condensing technology delivers a leap forward in efficiency. Capable of steady state efficiencies up to 97%, the Paradigm is significantly more efficient than most ENERGY STAR qualified oil-fired furnaces. Higher efficiency means reduced fuel consumption and that means lower fuel bills for you, year after year. MAXIMIZED SAVINGS In addition to improved efficiencies the Paradigm yields big electrical savings. Part of the KERR MAX series of furnaces, the Paradigm is equipped with an electronically commutating motor (ECM) which substantially reduces furnace fan electricity usage. These savings multiply if you use your furnace as part of an air conditioning or air circulation system. GREENHOUSE GAS FRIENDLY The Paradigm can decrease greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by up to 3300 pounds per year per unit depending on operational factors. REMARKABLY COMFORTABLE “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”. You’ve heard the saying. Well, the Paradigm’s innovative control by Granby labs dehumidifies and cools like no other. The Paradigm takes advantage of Kerr ECM technology and the full capability of today’s high efficiency two stage air conditioning equipment. In summer, the Paradigm extracts the maximum amount of humidity from the air by slowing air movement down before the AC system chills it. We call it TRUE AIR MODULATION . Our patent-pending system also tempers those bothersome blasts of air during heating season, delivering a steady, constant heat. EASY INTEGRATION The Paradigm is designed to seamlessly integrate with other heating/cooling appliances