There are a number of reasons why high-efficiency furnaces are worth the money. High-efficiency furnaces cost more at first, but you will experience major savings in utility bills and an increase in your home’s comfort.

A high-efficiency gas furnace is often called a condensing furnace. Unlike traditional furnaces, this heating system has a second heat exchanger that catches additional heating energy before the furnace will exhaust gases and this additional heat outside via PVC pipes.

If you’re not sure yet, here are seven reasons to replace your old furnace with a high-efficiency furnace!

1. More Manageable Energy Bills

One of the main benefits high-efficiency furnaces provide is lower energy bills. The high-efficiency rating means these heating systems use less gas to heat your home, potentially saving thousands on utility costs in the long run.

Gas furnaces have a fuel utilization efficiency, AFUE, rating. This means annual fuel utilization efficiency. It calculates how well your furnace utilizes natural gas for producing heat. The greater the rating, the more usable heat you’ll receive and the more efficient it will be.

2. Enhanced Sense of Comfort

A high-efficiency gas furnace is designed to deliver comfortable heat during all types of weather and in particularly cold climates. The most efficient gas furnaces often will have two heat exchangers, a sealed combustion chamber and a variable-speed blower. Instead of starting on at full blast constantly, the furnace can operate at a lower speed when needed and supply more usable heat at steadier temperatures. This also means it will use less natural gas.

3. Reduced Noise

A high-efficiency gas furnace is typically much quieter than standard furnaces because it doesn’t have to run as hard or burn as hot to heat your home. This is particularly helpful for those who need a quiet setting for sleeping or studying. If you’re worried about quiet operation, a two-stage furnace makes less noise because it can operate at a slower speed.

4. Improved Indoor Air Quality

High-efficiency gas furnaces are made with increased levels of air filtration to capture pollutants before they can pollute your air, which is especially beneficial for those who live in places that have high concentrations of dust and other pollutants.

5. Better for the Environment

High-efficiency furnaces are an green solution for heating your home. They have a higher energy efficiency rating that saves on natural gas fuel expenses while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

6. Savings Through Rebates

Buying a high-efficiency furnace may make you eligible for extra rebates, especially if you buy one that’s ENERGY STAR® qualified. A gas furnace that’s received this certification must meet high standards for natural gas-to-heat use.

These annual fuel utilization efficiency standards include:

  • 95% AFUE or higher for northern climates
  • 90% AFUE or better for southern climates

In addition to the additional rebates and the great comfort your furnace delivers, you’ll enjoy lower energy costs throughout its life span.

7. Compatible with Smart Thermostats

Most homeowners have a programmable thermostat for their gas furnace but have no clue how to use it. A 192-person study published by the Energy Research and Social Science journal found:

  • 42% didn’t know how to use the thermostat.
  • 14% didn’t know where the settings are located.
  • 25% know where the settings are located but didn’t know how to adjust them.

With a smart thermostat, you won’t have to be wondering about keeping your home at an energy-efficient temperature. Your thermostat will find out your temperature preferences and make energy savings for your higher efficiency gas furnace.

Since many smart thermostats are ENERGY STAR qualified, utility companies frequently offer generous rebates. Here’s how you can get a smart thermostat for free (or close to it).

Get Your Free Estimate Now for a High-Efficiency Furnace

A high-efficiency furnace will help you save money on natural gas costs. If it also includes rebates to balance out the preliminary cost, why not take advantage and upgrade your old furnace? We’re here to answer any questions you have about a new heating system, furnace efficiency and sorting through higher efficiency models. Contact us today at 505-445-1250 for a free estimate appointment for your new furnace. We’ve been providing furnace installation in Albuquerque and surrounding locations since {year}, and we’re pleased to be the company your neighbors and friends depend on.