The Value of a High-Efficiency Furnace.
One of the oldest advertising lines goes something like this: “This product is so amazing it practically pays for itself!” How do you react when you hear something even close to that? Chances are you’re at least mildly skeptical, right?
But here’s the thing – sometimes, a purchase really can pay for itself, and we have the proof.
Time for a New Furnace?
Let’s say your furnace is 10 years old and, when installed, it had an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating of 70%. Which means that, even brand new, 30% of every home heating dollar was wasted. Now, ten years later, let’s further assume your furnace’s energy efficiency has dropped to 60% or lower. The lower the energy rating, the greater the cost to heat your home.
Check Out the Fuel Savings
So now, as you consider replacing your furnace, here’s just part of what you’ll find:
- Today’s minimum energy efficiency rating is 78%.
- AFUE ratings can be as high as 97%+ – at that level, wasted energy dollars are virtually zero.
Yes, you’ll pay more for the higher-rated furnace, but here’s how you can recover that entire added expense – perhaps even more. This is a real-life example.
- If you have gas heat and purchase a new furnace with a 95% – vs. 80% – AFUE rating – you can expect to save $87.87 per year.
- If you keep your furnace for its average lifespan of 15 years, total energy savings will amount to about $1,300.
- At that amount, you can easily recoup your investment in the higher-rated furnace that cost more than its 80% efficiency counterpart.
These savings are real and being enjoyed by customers like you every day. And yet no matter which AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) you decide on, you can count on years of reliable service and uninterrupted comfort when your new furnace is purchased from and installed by Correct Temp. Contact us today for a free home heating evaluation and new system proposal.