High Efficient Furnaces

SHOULD YOU REPLACE YOUR OLD UNIT WITH A HIGH-EFFICIENCY GAS FURNACE?
Heating your home can account for a large portion of your utility bill, so you may want to consider upgrading to a more efficient system. The decision to choose a high-efficiency furnace can be based on several factors:

  • Location inside the home—if the furnace is in an area like an attic or crawlspace, it may be more difficult to install. Some high-efficiency furnaces require special venting, which can increase installation costs.
  • What the furnace is replacing—you may see significant savings if you are replacing an older, less efficient unit, such as a furnace with 80 percent AFUE or lower.
  • How long you plan to stay in your home—high-efficiency units cost more to purchase but can lower energy costs over time. If you plan to stay in your home for a while, a high-efficiency furnace can be good for your budget in the long term.