Why You Should Switch To A High-Efficiency Gas Furnace

There’s a lot of talk about high efficiency gas furnaces on home improvement portals, and for good reason. If your home has a gas furnace installed, the mercury in your location probably dips by a good bit during winter. And if your existing furnace sees moderate to heavy usage during this time, you’d do well to upgrade to a high efficiency version, even if it costs you a little extra upfront. Here’s our guide to high-efficiency gas furnaces, and why they make sense for you.

Efficient and environment friendly:

High-efficiency gas furnaces are designed to function perfectly, while minimizing fuel wastage through innovative technologies. Every furnace has an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating, which represents the percentage of energy (fuel) it utilizes for heating. A gas furnace with a 75% AFUE utilizes 75% of the energy and wastes the balance 25%. Modern high efficiency gas furnaces have AFUE ratings as high as 95% or more. Less energy wastage translates to a lower environmental impact.

Easy on the pocket:

High energy efficiency also equates to lower operational costs. In other words, a high-efficiency gas furnace keeps your house warm using less energy than a regular furnace, thus helping you save money on your energy bills.

New and improved with add-ons:

The functionality of modern high-efficiency furnaces can be further improved via add-ons such as automatic vent dampers that cut off supply to the fuel pipe when not in use, and electronic ignitions that ignite the gas only when needed (as opposed to the constantly burning pilot lights in older furnaces).

Choosing the right high-efficiency gas furnace is important, but so is proper installation and maintenance. Get your new furnace professionally installed by Petrocelli Services, give us a call and we’ll be sure to make sure you have the right furnace for your exact needs.


**Petrocelli Services is a full service HVAC company providing Air Conditioning and Heating installation and repair services for Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and surrounding areas.

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