No one wants to spend money, well, unless it’s free to you, and you get to spend it on fun things, other than that, no one wants to spend money. So why consider upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace? Why spend that money? A high-efficiency furnace can offer increased reliability and cost-effective service. A high-efficiency furnace is a fantastic appliance that makes your home more comfortable, improves your home’s value, and saves you money on your bills every month.
A high-efficiency furnace should have an annual fuel utilization efficiency or AFUE, rating between 90 and 95%. This means that a furnace with an AFUE rating of 90 uses 90% of its fuel regulating the temperature of his room and only exhausts, or wastes, 10 percent. Again, this is going to save you some much-needed money, and that’s something we can all appreciate. Furnaces installed before 1992 are exhausting upwards of 30 to 45% of their energy dollars, your energy dollars. This means that your furnace probably produces about half the heat it could be providing on the same amount of fuel.
Take the Right Steps to Get the Right Furnace
If you’re convinced and you’re ready to take the next step in updating your furnace to a high-efficiency furnace, there are some steps you can take to make this process as seamless as possible.
First, determine how old your furnace is. Often, you can simply open the furnace cabinet and find a date. Jotting down model numbers and looking the model up on the internet can shed a great deal of light on just what you may be losing on your furnace. Write down the model number and try searching it on the Internet.
Second, look for key indicators. If you don’t see any model numbers, that’s a definite sign it is time to replace your furnace. Another indicator is the pilot. If you have a pilot light instead of an electronic ignition, you might as well flush your money down the drain. That leads us to the heart of the issue, deciding on a new, high-efficiency furnace that will suit your needs.
Get the Service You Deserve to Make Those Important Decisions
Looking for a new furnace can be an overwhelming process. There are so many questions to consider; how do different furnace brands compare? What features come with the different furnaces? Which features are most important, and which ones can I live without? How much will it all cost?
If you are starting to get overwhelmed and need to ask some specific questions, the experts at Jennings Heating & Cooling have the answers you’ve been looking for. We have over 80 years of helping customers save money and choose the best and most efficient equipment available. Our Comfort Consultants would be happy to walk you through this process, at no charge to you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.