When the time comes for a furnace replacement, there are a couple of different routes you can take in your purchase. You can buy a high-efficiency, reliable furnace and ensure yourself savings in the long run. Or you can spend a little less now on a lower-quality unit, at the expense of your future finances. Many people are inclined to be overly concerned with the initial cost of any purchase, but when purchasing an HVAC appliance it pays to consider the long-term implications.
When shopping for a furnace, AFUE ratings are one thing you’ll want to pay close attention to. AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency, and it’s a rating designed to measure how well a furnace can convert energy into heat. The higher the appliance’s AFUE rating, the higher the percentage of energy it converts, and the less energy it wastes.
In addition to the energy and money savings that a high-efficiency unit can bring, they’re also at significantly lower risk for breakdowns and other major technical problems. An older, lower-efficiency furnace won’t cost as much initially, but it’s certain to end up costing you more down the road on heating bills and repair costs.
New, sealed combustion heating furnaces with AFUE ratings in the 90 to 95 percent range are going to be fairly expensive, but purchasing one should be looked at as an investment. By spending that extra money now, you’re saving money and setting yourself up for much less hardship down the road.
If you have questions about a high-efficiency, reliable furnace replacement, contact the friendly pros at Rinaldi’s Air Conditioning.
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