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Is a High-Efficiency Furnace Worth the Expense?

When you begin researching high-efficiency furnaces in Cedar Rapids, IA, you may see a bigger price tag. And you’ll probably question whether the added price will be justifiable. We can answer that for you.

It can be challenging to notice the perks of a high-efficiency furnace from just a day-to-day viewpoint. When you consider your gas expense makes up more than half your utility bill, you may know why increasing efficiency is a wise decision.

How Do I Gauge a Furnace’s Efficiency?

You’ll realize that furnaces list an AFUE ranking, or Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency ratio. It determines the percentage of heat produced for each dollar of energy.

If your equipment has an 80 AFUE rating, that means 80% of fuel is converted to warmth, while 20% is lost in the conversion process. The higher the AFUE rating, the less energy will be squandered as your furnace warms the air.

Environmental Benefits of a High-Efficiency Furnace

By installing a high-efficiency furnace, you aren’t merely helping your house. According to ENERGY STAR®, “If every gas furnace purchased in the U.S. matches the new ENERGY STAR criteria, household energy cost savings would rise about $171 million each year and annual greenhouse gas emissions would be lowered comparably by that from about 177,000 automobiles.”

That’s a big impact.

It’s also important to consider while introductory expenses are higher, you will receive a benefit once your energy bills start going down. And what’s a greater investment than your home comfort? Our experts can also see if there are tax reductions available to lower the cost of a high-efficiency furnace.

Create an Investment in Your Loved Ones’ Comfort with a High-Efficiency Furnace

If you need more information about a high-efficiency furnace or the pluses it will bring to your family, Ilten's Incorporated is here to help!

Our experts can walk you through your possibilities and help you choose which equipment will fit your house.

Don’t put off your home comfort. Reach us at 319-208-3295 or contact us online to book an appointment.

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