Budget Priced High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces Save Money
Good high efficiency condensing gas furnaces can be obtained at a budget price
Most furnaces will give good service for a period of about 20 years, although some will have to be replaced in as short a time as 15 years, particularly if the furnace has not received regular annual maintenance. Replacement with a new high efficiency furnace is the best option although gas furnace prices are not cheap these days.
If your furnace is in this age range you should be thinking about replacing it very soon. It is a poor idea to hold off on replacement till the appliance finally breaks down completely, requiring you to purchase a new one right then, with little or no time to determine what the best furnace is for your requirements.You do not want to have your furnace finally break down in mid- winter during a cold spell. You will be making a good decision if you install your new furnace in warmer weather in Spring or Summer, when contractors are less busy and you may be able to haggle for a better price.
High efficiency furnaces can be found which are priced from about $1,000 to $3,000 which is the budget priced range. The price depends on the size of furnace which you require. For a smaller home, a furnace of 60000 BTU output capacity will be fine, but a large home may need 100000 BTU capacity or more to heat it properly.
The price of the furnace also varies depending on the AFUE efficiency rating. Top quality high efficiency furnaces of up to 97% AFUE are quite complex, which gives more flexibility in the blower and the fuel system. These top of the line high efficiency furnace systems are considerably more costly, but result in a lot of flexibility, and produce even heating in every part of the home, while at the same time making much less running noise.
You should get written quotations, which include the installation cost, from at least three or more contractors to be sure that you are getting the best available price for your new high efficiency furnace.
High efficency furnaces qualify for an Energy Star rating when they have an AFUE (efficiency rating) of 90% to 97%, and will cut fuel costs by 30% to 50% in comparison to the old furnace which they are replacing. This will produce a cost saving which will be enough to pay for your new furnace in time.
Natural gas is the most common fuel nowadays but propane may be a necessity for homes which are too far from a gas supply. Propane fuelled furnaces are very similar to natural gas furnaces, with minor differences in the burner system.
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Budget Priced High Efficiency Furnaces