high efficiency furnace

February 6, 2014

An Efficient Furnace Is a Good Thing, but How Efficient Does Yours Need to Be?

Before you replace your old furnace, you should learn how energy efficiency should influence your decision. How efficiently your furnace burns fuel and delivers heat to your home has a direct connection to long-term operating expenses. How to Compare Efficiencies The most important number for a new gas- or oil-burning furnace is its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. The AFUE measures how much of the fuel gets converted into heat in a furnace. The current minimum AFUE for a new […]
September 20, 2011

Is Now The Time To Upgrade To A High-Efficiency Furnace? Do The Math

Most everyone is trying to save money these days. Sometimes people try to save money by delaying purchases or by going with the cheapest options. At Powers Heating and Air, we are definitely in favor of saving money. To do so, though, you need to consider the long-term costs involved. Sometimes going with the cheapest option or continuing with the status quo does not save you money at all. Take furnaces, for example. The cost of heating fuel has gone […]