Is a High-Efficiency Furnace Worth the Money?

March 12, 2020

When you start browsing high-efficiency furnaces in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, you may become aware of a price increase. And you’ll usually quiz yourself whether the added price will be advantageous. We can answer that for you.

It can be challenging to realize the advantages of a high-efficiency furnace from only a day-to-day point of view. When you consider your heating cost accounts for more than half your utility bill, you might realize why boosting efficiency is a good choice.

How Do I Gauge a Furnace’s Efficiency?

You’ll see that furnaces have an AFUE rating, or Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency ratio. It determines the percentage of heat produced for each dollar of energy.

If your furnace has an 80 AFUE rating, that indicates 80% of energy is converted to heat, while 20% is wasted as it converts. The greater the AFUE rating, the less fuel will be squandered as your furnace warms the air.

Environmental Benefits of a High-Efficiency Furnace

By installing a high-efficiency furnace, you aren’t only assisting your family. According to ENERGY STAR®, “If every gas furnace sold in the U.S. fits the updated ENERGY STAR guidelines, homeowner energy cost savings would grow to about $171 million annually and annual greenhouse gas emissions would be lowered comparably by that from about 177,000 cars.”

That’s a significant effect.

It’s also important to think about while introductory costs are higher, you will receive a benefit once your utility bills start decreasing. And what’s a better investment than your family’s comfort? Our specialists can also see if there are tax credits available to lower the expense of a high-efficiency furnace.

Choose an Investment in Your Home’s Comfort with a High-Efficiency Furnace

If you still have questions about a high-efficiency furnace or the benefits it will provide to your home, Colvin's Heating and Cooling is here to support you!

Our experts can go over your choices and help you determine which system will match your house.

Don’t put your home comfort on hold. Give us a call at 816-379-3918 or contact us online to ask for an appointment.