Let’s say your furnace is on its last legs. It’s been a long, comfortable ride, but repair bills are mounting and, sooner or later, you’re going to face that dreaded “one repair bill too many.”
Let’s further assume you’ve decided to replace it now and not wait for the bitter end when it completely fails. Good choice, but what happens next? Sure…you consider your replacement options. Purchase a super high efficiency model that will save you bundles on your utility bills. Or maybe you’d prefer to save money on a lower-energy-efficiency model and yet still reap significant utility savings.
Since a furnace is something you buy, on average, only once every 12-15 years, its’s one of those purchases you’ll want an experienced HVAC company to guide you through. Even though we’re more than a little biased, we’d like to recommend ourselves: Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.
Furnace Efficiency Ratings and What They Mean
Each new furnace manufactured for use in the U.S. is assigned an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating. They range from a low of 80% to a high of 95%. Typically, the higher the AFUE rating, the higher the cost of the furnace.
The question then becomes: are you better off paying more up front and reaping the energy savings over the long term, or pay less for a new furnace but still enjoy substantial energy savings?
Once again, that’s where an experienced HVAC service provider can help you with the pros and cons of each option and provide more specific comparative information during the process.
To learn more about your new furnace options and schedule an on-site home comfort analysis, contact Anthony’s today. Our customers enjoy the best of both worlds: added comfort AND savings. And now, so can you.