There are many reasons why high-efficiency furnaces are worth the money. High-efficiency furnaces cost more at first, but you will see major savings in energy bills and an increase 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 additional 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. Lower Energy Bills

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

Gas furnaces have a fuel utilization efficiency, AFUE, rating. This stands for 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. Superior Comfort

A high-efficiency gas furnace is created to provide comfortable heat during all types of weather and in especially 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 at full blast constantly, the furnace can run at a slower speed when needed and supply more usable heat at more consistent temperatures. This also means it will use less natural gas.

3. Less 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 particularly helpful for those who need a quiet environment for sleeping or studying. If you’re concerned about quiet operation, a two-stage furnace makes less noise because it can run at a slower speed.

4. Better Air Quality Indoors

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

5. Better for the Environment

High-efficiency furnaces are an environmentally friendly 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. Additional Rebates

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

These annual fuel utilization efficiency standards include:

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

Along with the additional rebates and the improved comfort your furnace delivers, you’ll enjoy reduced energy costs throughout its lifetime.

7. Compatible 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 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 located 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 temperature. Your thermostat will learn your temperature preferences and create energy savings for your higher efficiency gas furnace.

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

Get Your Free Estimate Now for a High-Efficiency Furnace

A high-efficiency furnace will help you spend less money on natural gas costs. If it also comes with rebates to offset the preliminary cost, why not make the most of it and upgrade your old furnace? We’re here to answer any questions you have about a new heating system, furnace efficiency and making sense of higher efficiency models. Contact us today at 918-682-8238 for a free estimate appointment for your new furnace. We’ve been providing furnace installation in Muskogee and surrounding areas since {year}, and we’re pleased to be the company your neighbors and friends rely on.