Buying a High-Efficiency Furnace Is a Wise Smart Investment

Upgrade to a high-efficiency furnace, and you’ll have consistent home comfort with reduced energy consumption. Your heating bills will go down and you’ll reduce your impact on the environmental.

Some consumers put off installing a new high-efficiency heating system, however, because they believe it’s too costly. When you take a look at the potential savings and other benefits, however, this investment starts to make a lot of sense.

In fact, when you make the most of your investment, you will help ensure it pays for itself in energy savings.

Improve Your Household Efficiency

Before you install a new furnace, consider making some energy-efficiency home improvements.

Projects like adding attic insulation, sealing your air ducts and upgrading to more efficient windows can reduce your heating system costs. And, when you make your home more energy efficient, you may be able to purchase a smaller, less expensive heating unit.

Compare Your Options

When you shop for a high-efficiency furnace, choose a model with the ENERGY STAR® label. This designation means you’ll have a heating system that helps you save money while protecting the environment. As you explore your options, look for certain features – including sealed combustion, a variable speed blower, electronic ignition, two-stage heating and a second heat exchanger – for optimal energy efficiency.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

If you’re springing for a high-efficiency heating system, it makes sense to upgrade your thermostat at the same time. Installing a programmable model – or, better yet, a smart thermostat – will allow you to regulate the temperature of your home. You can keep it cooler when you’re away, and you can look forward to a toasty warm space when you come back. And by only heating the house when necessary, your energy bills will drop.

Check Your Chimney

When you replace an old furnace with a high-efficiency sealed-combustion unit, you need to consider the condition of your chimney. If it isn’t lined, the acidic exhaust gas this type of heating system produces can become a problem. To avoid the corrosive threat and ensure your home has adequate ventilation, you may need to line the chimney or vent the gas out a new duct.

Hire the Right HVAC Contractor

Your choice of HVAC contractor matters. A licensed, NATE-certified and insured technician with specialized training and extensive experience can help you choose a high-efficiency furnace that fits your budget and meets your household needs. And you can trust a highly-skilled HVAC contractor to complete the heating system installation with proper care, ensuring you see the fastest possible return on your investment.

Let the team at My Buddy the Plumber in Park City help you make a smart investment on a new heating system. Contact our office and schedule a consultation to discuss high-efficiency furnace installation today.