Energy prices are getting more expensive- Cutting utility bills is a common way for households to save money. There are several benefits of energy efficient furnaces. An energy efficient furnace can save you money on your annual heating bill. As technology (in this case, energy efficient furnaces) continues to advance, it can lead to high energy savings. Newer furnaces operate on a more efficient energy level than its older counterparts. Heaters only 10 years old are operating at 3/4 efficiency and older heaters could be operating at a significantly lesser percentage. Due to new technology, high-quality heaters can operate up to 95% efficiency. Direct dollar amount aside, older heaters are at a higher risk of malfunctioning with potentially severe safety hazards. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Energy issued that all furnaces must convert at least 80 percent of their fuel into heat, or annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This is a step towards being environmentally responsible. Below are some of the benefits of energy efficient furnaces:
Save money on heating and energy bills- Energy efficient furnaces can save up to 30% on your annual energy bill. In general, newer systems are more economical than their older counterparts. Although upgrading to energy efficient furnace models can be viewed as an investment, it is one worth making because it will save you money in the long run with lowered energy bills, and ultimately less money spent on repairs and maintenance. As oil and natural gas costs continue to rise, choosing a system that will decrease your future energy consumption is one of the smartest investments you can make for your home. Furthermore, it will increase the value of your home when you decide to put it on the market.
Avoid no-heat emergencies- There is nothing like losing heat in the dead of winter. Older furnaces tend to have a quicker and easier breaking point than new, upgraded systems. Lower your risk of suddenly losing heat when you’re entertaining guests in your home during the holiday season by using an energy efficient furnace. Energy efficient furnaces also ensure more dependable and even heat distribution in your home.
Energy efficient furnaces are longer lasting- As opposed to older systems that usually only last up to 20 years, new natural gas furnaces can last up to 25 years. Routine maintenance of your furnace will ensure longevity in the lifespan of your unit. Older furnaces are less dependable and heat output will decrease and become inconsistent. Energy efficient furnaces are longer lasting and require less energy to operate at a better functionality. High-efficiency furnaces have a built-in system that removes moisture from the heat exchanger and they are built to withstand chemical buildup. This boosts the performance of your system and makes it longer lasting.
Environmentally beneficial- High-efficiency furnaces emit lower carbon dioxide levels and facilitate the conservation of natural resources.
Energy efficient furnaces also promote better air quality for you and your family. This leads to better immune systems and increased overall quality of life.
Call Loveland HVAC Repair at (970) 541-9244 to see how we can help you obtain an energy efficient furnace.