When it’s time to replace your older furnace, it may come as a surprise. Many homeowners prefer to simply call around for price quotes in order to find the least expensive system that fits their homes. But we recommend spending a little more time selecting an energy-efficient system, so that you can save money in the long run. Read more about the advantages of high-efficiency systems in our guide.
One of the main reasons to make the switch is that it can save you a lot of money over time. The minimum efficiency rating, known as the AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) for furnaces sold in the U.S. is 78%, but some furnaces can reach over 97% efficiency. This comes with a significant monthly utility reduction, and the energy savings will oftentimes offset the initial cost. In some cases, homeowners save hundreds of dollars per year over the cost of operating an older, inefficient heating system.
An energy-efficient system may even perform better than a low-cost unit. Energy-efficiency has no effect on how well the system heats up, and it is likely to warm up your home faster. Energy efficient systems use quality components that are less likely to encounter repair needs over time.
New Manufacturing Standards
New manufacturing standards also mean that today’s high-efficiency furnaces also have additional features such as quitter operation, variable fan speed settings, and dual fuel capabilities. Dual-fuel capable furnaces can be connected with a heat pump for maximum efficiency year round.
Contact us today to find out more about your options for furnace replacement and to schedule a replacement with one of our friendly technicians in the Spokane, WA area today. ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice.