There are a number of reasons why high-efficiency furnaces are worth the cost. High-efficiency furnaces cost more at first, but you will experience significant 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 catches extra heating energy before the furnace will exhaust gases and this additional heat outside through 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 offer is cheaper energy bills. The high-efficiency rating means these heating systems consume less gas to heat your home, potentially 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 utilizes natural gas for making 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 created to provide comfortable heat during all weather conditions and in especially 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 at full blast constantly, the furnace can operate at a lower speed when needed and deliver more usable heat at steadier temperatures. This also means it will use 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 concerned about quiet operation, a two-stage furnace creates less noise because it can operate 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 helpful for those who live in areas that have a lot of dust and other pollutants.

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 decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

6. Savings Through Rebates

Purchasing a high-efficiency furnace may qualify you for for additional rebates, especially if you choose one that’s ENERGY STAR® certified. A gas furnace that’s earned this qualification must satisfy high standards for natural gas-to-heat use.

These annual fuel utilization efficiency standards consist of:

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

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

7. Compatible with Smart Thermostats

Most homeowners use 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 use 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 wondering about keeping your home at an energy-efficient temperature. Your thermostat will find out your temperature preferences and create energy savings for your higher efficiency gas furnace.

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

Ask About Your Free Estimate Now 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 initial 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 sorting through higher efficiency models. Contact us today at 405-494-7444 for a free estimate appointment for your new furnace. We’ve been providing furnace installation in Yukon and surrounding locations since {year}, and we’re pleased to be the company your neighbors and friends depend on.