If your energy bills keep rising or if your furnace is not heating your Springfield, Georgia, home efficiently, it may be time to consider installing a new energy-efficient furnace, especially before winter hits. A new furnace can heat your home more evenly, make your home more comfortable, improve indoor air quality, and save you money.
Integrated Technology for Improved Home Performance
Modern furnaces are becoming increasingly complex as the HVAC industry evolves and manufacturers integrate more software into the systems. The benefit of integrated technology is that it gives you more control over how and when your home is heated.
For example, smart thermostats have built-in sensors that detect movement. When people move around the house, for example, these thermostats “remember” these activities, and you can use this information when programming a schedule for the thermostat. These “learned” functions are very helpful when accounting for seasonal changes, allowing you to avoid spending a long time reprogramming the system when getting it to shift into winter mode.
In addition, smart thermostats can be controlled remotely. This is especially beneficial when you’re traveling for vacation. Before leaving for a holiday, you can set the furnace at a low heat, since nobody will be home. Then, while you’re on your way home, you can use the smartphone app to turn on the furnace and your house will be nice and warm by the time you arrive.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Gas furnaces are heated either by natural gas or propane, both of which produce carbon monoxide. If you have an older gas furnace that is not being vented properly, traces of carbon monoxide could be leaking into your home. Having a new furnace installed will help ensure that off-gassing is being properly vented out and away from your home. Give us a call and we can install a carbon monoxide alarm in your house to help keep your family safe.
Older furnaces are not able to efficiently clean and moisturize the air entering your home, and the dirt and dust that they miss can trigger allergy and asthma attacks. New energy-efficient furnaces have more advanced filtering systems that are able to trap contaminants, dirt, dust, and pet dander, which will improve your indoor air quality and make your family healthier and more comfortable during the winter.
Save on Energy Bills
When you’re talking with us about installing an energy-efficient furnace, be sure to ask about the furnace’s efficiency rating. The furnace’s efficiency is measured by a rating system called the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This rating represents the amount of fuel that is wasted as a byproduct of combustion. When you’re shopping for a new furnace, look for AFUE ratings that are between 90 and 95 percent. These furnaces will be the most efficient options for your home.
With less wasted fuel, more warm air will go into the rooms that need it, allowing you to use less energy and lower your heating bills. Be sure to invest in a maintenance plan so that your new furnace will be serviced regularly. Regular maintenance will keep your furnace running well all winter long, and it can help you avoid an unexpected breakdown.
Even Heating and Comfort Throughout Your Home
Most modern furnaces use two-stage variable speed motors that efficiently and evenly heat your home. Modern furnaces also use technology that is much better at eliminating cold spots, and you should find that most rooms consistently stay at the same temperature.
Emissions from the fuel used to heat your home are normally vented away from the house. However, if your house has an older flue pipe, most of the heat that should be going into your home actually escapes through the venting pipe. As a result, less warm air enters your home. A furnace with a high AFUE rating does not waste or vent as much heat as older models, allowing more warm air to go into your home and keep you toasty all winter long.
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