Everything You Need to Know About High Efficiency Furnaces
Posted on January 27th, 2017
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
There'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
Energy efficient furnaces are an investment that can save you a lot of money over time. If you're looking for more ideas on cost effective ways to heat your home, call, 706-733-8703
, or contact us online