When it’s time to buy a new furnace, or any HVAC system for that matter, considering the benefits of a high-efficiency system is important. While there are always factors to consider (such as the size of your home, your current heating system, the climate where you live, your current budget…) investing in a high-efficiency furnace helps you save money in the long run and reduces your carbon footprint.
Benefits of a high-efficient furnace include:
Energy Bill Savings:
While these units tend to cost more upfront, in the long term, you will save thousands on your energy bills. Keep an eye on the fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) when comparing systems. This number will help you assess just how much you can save annually. The higher the AFUE, the greater efficiency. Frequently, rebates are available for those who invest in a high-efficiency HVAC system.
High-efficiency furnaces have more advanced technologically and, therefore, can be used with any thermostat. This includes smart thermostats. The benefit of having a smart thermostat goes beyond convenience; their ability to adjust automatically adds an extra layer of efficiency that can save even more on energy bills.
Better Air Quality:
Furnaces with a higher efficiency come with the added benefit of purifying the air more effectively. Clean air is essential to health and comfort, especially for those with allergies, asthma, or a compromised respiratory system. If air quality is important to you, I recommend looking into getting an indoor air quality test.
High-efficiency furnaces usually have two heat exchangers, a variable-speed blower and a sealed combustion chamber. This means that instead of starting on high constantly, the furnace can run at a lower speed when needed and deliver heat at steadier temperatures. This also means the furnace burns less gas.
High-efficiency gas furnaces tend to be quieter than standard furnaces because they don’t have to work as hard to heat your home. If your cuurent furnace is making a loud noise read our blog to learn what steps to take next.
Benefits the Environment:
When your system uses less fuel to heat your home there are less greenhouse gases emitted from the furnace. A high-efficiency furnace can help reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
Increased Resale Value:
Updated HVAC systems can greatly improve your property value. If you are considering a move sometime in the near future, upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace can be viewed as a significant benefit to potential home buyers.
High-efficiency furnaces are more expensive, as is the installation. However, if you plan on staying in your home for a while and live in a colder climate, it is worth talking to a HVAC professional about upgrading.
We provide many solutions for our customer’s HVAC needs, and one of our trusted HVAC technicians will find the system that’s right for you. In addition, if you have questions regarding your home or commercial space’s HVAC system, we are always here to help answer your questions, evaluate your current system, and advise how best to approach maintenance, repairs, or replacement.
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