Energy costs continue to rise, making homeowners ever-conscious of ways to save energy around the home. Since heating and cooling use make up approximately half of the average home’s energy consumption, improving the efficiency of these systems is a change that will make a significant impact on your energy bills. High efficiency furnaces deliver reliable warmth and comfort with less energy use, saving you money on the comfort your family depends on throughout the winter.
What Is a High Efficiency Furnace?
A high efficiency furnace is a unit with an AFUE at 90% or higher. AFUE, or annual fuel utilization efficiency, is the measurement used to express a furnace’s fuel efficiency. A furnace’s efficiency rating is noted on the outside of the unit on the yellow EnergyGuide label required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). On this label, you’ll also see estimated operating costs for certain conditions to help you compare one furnace to the next.
High efficiency furnaces are built using new technology and features that simply do not exist on older models. Advancements in heating technology allow high efficiency furnace units to create more heat from the gas or fuel they use, while only using the minimum amount of energy required to do their job.