Many people, concerned with the environment, are looking for more eco-friendly ways to heat their home. Energy-efficient furnaces are one of the few ways to achieve this goal. They’re cost effective, eco-friendly, and are a great addition to a new home.
What’s The Difference?
The biggest difference between a normal furnace and a high efficiency furnace is its energy star label. Only the government can administer an energy star label. The government uses this label to rank a wide variety of home appliances based off of their efficiency.
An AFUE label is another great indicator of how efficient a furnace is. AFUE stands for, annual fuel utilization efficiency, and is represented by a percentage. The higher the AFUE percentage, the more efficient the furnace. No furnace can operate at 100% efficiency, but some come close, and operate at 98% efficiency.
What are some of its Advantages?
Along with being efficient, there are quite a few other advantages that high efficiency furnaces have. For example, high efficiency furnace are much quieter. Other advantages include:
- Easily regulated temperatures and more heat production
- Require less repairs
- Longer lifespan
- Use one third less fuel than older furnaces
- Programmable thermostats
Thee’s also the added benefit of federal tax credits and instant rebates, to help lower installation costs, and in some cases companies are offering finance plans to