With energy prices on the rise, choosing a heating system that will reduce your energy consumption in the future is one of the smartest investments you can make. Here in the Willamette Valley, energy costs have risen as much as 40% in the last ten years! New high efficiency furnaces cost more than standard efficiency models up front but can pay for themselves over time.

High efficiency Furnaces are measured in annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). The AFUE measures how efficient the appliance is in converting the energy in its fuel to heat over the course of a typical year. For instance, an AFUE of 90% means that 90% of the energy in the fuel becomes heat and 10% escapes up the chimney.

Older furnaces that still use pilot lights have ratings of 55-65 percent. With an upgrade to a modern 95% AFUE model your savings are significant. It can add up to hundreds of dollars a year, and with tax incentives available as well, these units are a great choice as a home investment.

Other Benefits of a High Efficiency Furnace

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Lower operating noise

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More even heating of the home

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Maintain a more constant temperature

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Increased reliability and longevity

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions