Choosing a Gas Furnace

If your gas furnace is old, you need to replace it with a new, high efficiency gas furnace which will save you a lot of money in heating bills while keeping you warm on cold days.

Old gas furnaces are not very efficient and you are paying for it every month in your heating bills. New gas furnaces produce more heat for less energy, making them highly efficient and end up paying for themselves over time through savings on your heating costs. While the cost of everything seems to be rising, better technology can save you money on your heating bill, so you can stay warm for less.

Gas furnace prices can initially scare people away, but this in an investment in your home and it will be used for a long time. If you think of the gas furnace price as an investment and think of lower heating bills, the cost won’t seem so bad. Gas furnace prices vary depending on their size, brand, and the AFUE rating.

AFUE means Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency and the higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the gas furnace is. A high efficiency gas furnace will have an AFUE in the upper 80’s and in the 90’s. All new gas furnaces will have a sticker on it which estimates the annual usage cost as well as the AFUE. Pay attention to these numbers. The higher the AFUE, the better.

A highly efficient gas furnace will cost more than a gas furnace which isn’t as efficient, but they make up for it in energy savings and heating costs, saving you up to 30% in your heating bills which will add up to big savings.

The benefits of having a natural gas furnace are that it heats your water fast and if you’re environment conscious, it doesn’t cause pollution. Natural gas heats your home using clean energy.

The most popular brands are Trane, Rheem, Bryant, as well as others. To find the right gas furnace for you, pick the right size furnace for your home, check reviews, the manufacturer warranty as well as efficiency compared to cost.

All gas furnaces will need routine maintenance to perform at their best like any piece of equipment. Be sure to change the air filter regularly to prevent them from becoming clogged and not performing well. The gas furnace will also need to be checked periodically for cracks and leaks. Routine maintenance can prevent future problems, damage, and repair costs.