Benefits of Installing a New High-Efficiency Furnace
If the cold temperatures are putting you through a financial crunch, lowering your heating bill can be one of the easiest and most effective money saving changes a homeowner can make. Switching from an older furnace to a new high-efficiency furnace system can save you thousands of dollars in fuel costs. In addition to the obvious energy benefits of a high-efficiency system, there are many other positive influences a new furnace can have on your home, your life, and even your health.
AFUE Energy Efficiency
Systems that are older than 20 years often operate at around 65% AFUE, or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. AFUE is a measurement of the thermal efficiency of a piece of combustion equipment like a furnace, boiler, or water heater. When an older gas or oil furnace has an AFUE rating of 65%, it outputs 65 BTUs of useful heating for every 100 BTUs of natural gas or heating oil input.
New high-efficiency furnace systems typically have AFUE ratings of well over 90% and can be as high as 97%. Because of this great difference in fuel efficiency, these new high-efficiency furnaces can pay for themselves in only a few years.
Superior Air Flow
New furnace systems are able to better distribute air throughout the home. These high-efficiency systems produce more even heating and are able to maintain a constant temperature. A newer system with a lower BTU rating can often perform better than an older system with a much higher rating.
In addition to more even heating, the better airflow of a new system can remove impurities from the air and prevent mold buildup. These factors can improve the indoor environment of your home, leading to healthier breathing. The improved health of your loved ones could be the most important reason for replacing your furnace.
In addition to the health and energy benefits of a new furnace, new systems give off much less operating noise than an older model. New energy efficient models have high tech materials that dampen sound.
Increased Resale Value
Much emphasis is placed on the immediate savings you will see from the higher AFUE ratings and more even heating of a high-efficiency furnace. In addition, your home's resale value will skyrocket when you replace your old furnace with a new model. If you are hesitant to invest in a new system because you think you might move to a new home, consider that prospective home buyers take your HVAC systems and their cost of operation into account when making an offer on a home. Investing in a new furnace now could save you thousands later if you want to sell your home.
Van Natta is offering many different types of HVAC service specials for New Jersey and New York homeowners including furnace installation. If you are interested in learning more about a high-efficiency furnace and the impact it can make on your home, contact Van Natta or give us a call today at 201-391-3700.