With the rising cost of fuel, more and more people are turning to energy-efficient heating systems for their homes. Cooling and heating systems that run on less fuel and energy are being used to replace older ones that consume more energy. Add to this the mandate by the US Department of Energy that all furnaces need to convert around 80% of the fuel they use into heat for the sake of the environment, with older models being given a 65% threshold for this fuel-to-heat conversion.
This fuel to heat conversion is called annual fuel utilization efficiency, or AFUE, and the higher AFUE requirements were issued in 2013. This is not a problem with the newer, high-efficiency furnaces, however. These furnaces have a 90 to 95% AFUE.
Reasons to Convert to a High-Efficiency Furnace
Why is it important to replace your old furnace with a newer, energy-efficient option? In addition to consuming less fuel, other benefits include:
- Less fuel consumption equates to lower energy costs – The less fuel your heater uses, the lower your utility bills. You wind up saving a lot of money in the long run while getting a more-efficient heater.
- Newer furnaces last longer – With the latest innovations in furnaces, you these high-efficiency units have features that make them last longer. These include resistance to chemical buildup, built-in moisture removal systems, and other features that prolong its lifecycle.
- Better for the environment – Newer furnaces are considered better for the environment because they have a lower carbon footprint. These also have lower carbon-dioxide emissions due to the same fuel-efficiency, making them less of a pollutant than older furnaces.
If you are considering replacing your old furnace with a newer and more energy-efficient one in your home in Mobile & Baldwin County, AL, you are making a wise decision. For your furnace replacement and installation requirements, the company you can trust is Day Cool Air. We are a company that specializes in HVAC services, which include the installation of new furnaces, and the installation of air-conditioners.
If you think that a furnace is not the right heating system for your home, we also have other options for you to choose from. These include ductless heat pumps that can also be used for your cooling needs. To find out more about your heating and cooling options, simply contact us and we will gladly answer all your questions and help you choose the best system for your home.