These days, home owners search for all the value they can find in every household purchase they make. You’re probably no different. So when the time comes to replace a furnace or an existing central heating system, or to install a totally new system, you want equipment that minimizes costs and delivers dependable comfort for your family – season after season. Here are some things to consider…
What do Good Furnaces Have in Common?
Gas furnaces provide reliable, high efficiency heating for long lasting comfort and energy savings.
They keep your home warm and comfortable all season long. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year. And they are quiet, long-lasting and low in service frequency and cost.
What Makes Furnaces Energy Efficient?
When a furnace loses or wastes heat, it requires more energy to keep your home warm. Some furnaces lose heat through the walls of the furnace cabinet. Energy-efficient furnaces reduce this loss with a blanket of insulation that lines the inside of the cabinet walls.
Pilot lights also can be wasteful. The electric ignition in many furnaces eliminates the need for a constantly burning pilot. This feature alone gives up to 6% higher efficiency. And in combination with an induced-draft blower, can improve furnace efficiencies by over 20%.
Most gas furnaces vent combustion by-products and gases by allowing the warm air to rise naturally. However, on occasion, proper venting of combustion by-products may be restricted due to blockage, deterioration of venting systems, malfunctions or other causes.
A high-efficiency furnace generally wears a higher price tag, but it can make up the difference by reducing operating costs over the long run. And with today’s consumer interest in efficiency, such equipment enhances the value of your home.