AC and Heating Tip from AC Express
Is it Time to Buy a New Furnace?
You may be thinking about whether or not it’s time to purchase a new furnace for a number of reasons like sky-high energy bills, inconsistent heating, weak or no heating at all, or you just have a furnace that is too old. If your furnace was installed before 1992, it is most likely obsolete. The U.S. Department of Energy updated furnace standards in that year that required all new furnaces to turn at least 78% of its fuel into heat. Then in 2013, the minimum increased to 80%. These standards curb energy waste and pollution as well as save on utility bills. The more efficiently your equipment is working, the less energy it is using and therefore the less money you have to spend in the long run just to maintain comfort in your home.
All new furnaces are required to come with an “EnergyGuide” label which displays an efficiency rating number. The ratings range between a minimum of 80% to a maximum of 98.5%. This is the ratio of the furnace’s fuel that is converted to heat. The higher the number, the more efficient the furnace, and therefore, the more money and resources it saves.
In order to best determine what kind of furnace to purchase based on cost, proper sizing, and functionality, call your local heating and air conditioning professional for an expert opinion. Here at AC Express, we will guide you through the entire process of purchasing a new furnace. We even offer financing options with approved credit.. Don’t wait till you’re stuck in the cold with an inadequate furnace and expensive energy bills. Call us today for a free service call at 512-745-6516.
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