There are a number of reasons why high-efficiency furnaces are worth the money. High-efficiency furnaces cost more at first, but you will see major 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 catches additional heating energy before the furnace will exhaust gases and this additional heat outside via PVC pipes.

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

1. Reduced Energy Bills

One of the main advantages high-efficiency furnaces offer is lower energy bills. The high-efficiency rating means these heating systems consume less gas to heat your home, potentially saving thousands on utility costs in the long run.

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

2. More Complete Sense of Comfort

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

3. Reduced Noise

A high-efficiency gas furnace is typically much quieter than standard furnaces because it doesn’t have to work as hard or burn as hot to heat your home. This is particularly beneficial for those who need a quiet setting for sleeping or studying. If you’re worried about quiet operation, a two-stage furnace makes less noise because it can run at a lower speed.

4. Higher Indoor Air Quality

High-efficiency gas furnaces are made with increased levels of air filtration to catch pollutants before they can contaminate your air, which is especially beneficial for those who live in areas that have high concentrations of dust and other impurities.

5. Better for the Environment

High-efficiency furnaces are an green solution for heating your home. They have a higher energy efficiency rating that saves on natural gas fuel expenses while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

6. Savings Through Rebates

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

These annual fuel utilization efficiency standards include:

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

In addition to the extra rebates and the great comfort your furnace delivers, you’ll enjoy lower energy costs throughout its lifetime.

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 published by the Energy Research and Social Science journal found:

  • 42% didn’t know how to use the thermostat.
  • 14% didn’t know where the settings are located.
  • 25% know where the settings are but didn’t know how to adjust them.

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

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

Ask About Your Free Estimate Now for Your High-Efficiency Furnace

A high-efficiency furnace will help you save money on natural gas costs. If it also includes rebates to balance out the initial cost, why not make the most of it and upgrade your old furnace? We’re here to address any questions you have about a new heating system, furnace efficiency and making sense of higher efficiency models. Call us today at 817-380-5213 for a free estimate appointment for your new furnace. We’ve been offering furnace installation in Weatherford and surrounding areas since {year}, and we’re pleased to be the company your neighbors and friends count on.