high efficiency furnaces

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 […]
February 23, 2012

Tagged Furnace: Smart Decision-Making’s Essential When You’re Seeing Red

Once you get over the shock that your furnace is in need of major repairs or may have to be replaced, it is critical that you take the proper steps to protect your family. When a furnace is “red tagged,” it could release dangerous carbon monoxide fumes if the furnace is turned back on without needed repairs. The most common cause for a tagged furnace is a cracked heat exchanger. It is the piece of equipment inside the furnace that transfers the […]
October 16, 2012

A Buyer’s Guide To High-Efficiency Furnaces

Winter’s just around the corner. Is your furnace broken? Or are you facing an uncomfortably high energy bill in your home because your old furnace isn’t as energy efficient as it used to be? It may be time to invest in a high-efficiency furnace. Buying any HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) equipment is an investment. You want something that works well, lasts a long time, and hopefully repays some, or all, of its initial cost by lowering your utility bills. […]
January 22, 2013

High-Efficiency Furnaces Offer Big Savings For Years

You have heard the hype about how high-efficiency furnaces save money, but are they worth the cost? Though high-efficiency furnaces cost more upfront, the savings in the long run cannot be argued. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), older, low- to mid-efficiency furnaces are inadequate to save on your monthly heating costs because they: Create a natural draft that increases the flow of combustion gasses Have a continually running pilot light Utilize a large heat exchanger, compared to […]