There are a number of reasons why high-efficiency furnaces are worth the money. High-efficiency furnaces cost more at first, but you will experience significant savings in utility bills and an improvement in your home’s comfort.

A high-efficiency gas furnace is often called a condensing furnace. Unlike traditional furnaces, this heating system has a second heat exchanger that captures extra heating energy before the furnace will exhaust gases and this additional heat outside via PVC pipes.

If you’re not sure yet, here are seven reasons to replace your old furnace with a high-efficiency furnace!

1. More Manageable Energy Bills

One of the top benefits high-efficiency furnaces provide is lower energy bills. The high-efficiency rating means these heating systems consume less gas to heat your home, possibly saving thousands on energy costs over time.

Gas furnaces have a fuel utilization efficiency, AFUE, rating. This means annual fuel utilization efficiency. It measures how well your furnace consumes natural gas for producing heat. The greater the rating, the more usable heat you’ll receive and the more efficient it will be.

2. Better Comfort

A high-efficiency gas furnace is designed to deliver comfortable heat during all types of weather and in particularly cold climates. The most efficient gas furnaces often will have two heat exchangers, a sealed combustion chamber and a variable-speed blower. Instead of turning on high constantly, the furnace can run at a slower speed when needed and deliver more usable heat at steadier temperatures. This also means it will consume less natural gas.

3. Reduced Noise

A high-efficiency gas furnace is generally much quieter than standard furnaces because it doesn’t have to run as hard or burn as hot to heat your home. This is especially helpful for those who need a quiet environment for sleeping or studying. If you’re concerned about quiet operation, a two-stage furnace produces less noise because it can operate at a slower speed.

4. Healthier Air Quality Indoors

High-efficiency gas furnaces are made with high levels of air filtration to capture pollutants before they can pollute your air, which is particularly useful for those who live in areas that have a lot of dust and other pollutants.

5. Eco-Friendly Design

High-efficiency furnaces are an environmentally friendly solution for heating your home. They have a high energy efficiency rating that saves on natural gas fuel expenses while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

6. Extra Rebates

Purchasing a high-efficiency furnace may qualify you for for additional rebates, especially if you buy one that’s ENERGY STAR® qualified. A gas furnace that’s received this certification must reach high standards for natural gas-to-heat use.

These annual fuel utilization efficiency standards consist of:

  • 95% AFUE or higher for northern climates
  • 90% AFUE or greater for southern climates

Along with the extra rebates and the great comfort your furnace delivers, you’ll appreciate reduced energy costs throughout its life span.

7. Peak Performance When Combined with Smart Thermostats

Most homeowners have a programmable thermostat for their gas furnace but have no idea how to use it. A 192-person study released by the Energy Research and Social Science journal discovered:

  • 42% didn’t know how to program the thermostat.
  • 14% didn’t know where to find the settings.
  • 25% know where the settings are but didn’t know how to change them.

With a smart thermostat, you won’t have to be wondering about keeping your home at an energy-efficient temp. Your thermostat will learn your temperature preferences and make energy savings for your higher efficiency gas furnace.

Since the majority of smart thermostats are ENERGY STAR certified, utility companies frequently offer generous rebates. Here’s how you can get a smart thermostat for free (or close to it).

Ask About Your Free Estimate Today for a New, High-Efficiency Furnace

A high-efficiency furnace will help you save money on natural gas costs. If it also includes rebates to offset the preliminary cost, why not take advantage and upgrade your old furnace? We’re here to answer any questions you have about a new heating system, furnace efficiency and sorting through higher efficiency models. Give us a call today at 360-205-7115 for a free estimate appointment for your new furnace. We’ve been providing furnace installation in Port Orchard and surrounding locations since {year}, and we’re proud to be the company your neighbors and friends rely on.