To lower your household’s energy bills and increase your home’s comfort, it’s a great idea to look into furnace replacement in Charleston.
When the weather turns cold, you want to be comfortably warm indoors. However, if your furnace isn’t working properly anymore, or if it’s an older model, you’re probably noticing that the indoor temperature in your home isn’t consistent. What’s more: your energy bills have likely risen over the past few years. So if you’re a smart homeowner, it’s time to consider replacing your furnace.
Replacing your furnace will increase the energy efficiency in your home. It has two distinct benefits.
First, new furnaces are far more energy efficient than older models. The Federal Trade Commission requires all furnaces to display their annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) so consumers can compare the efficiency of different types and models. While older systems typically have an AFUE of between 56% and 70%, new models have an AFUE of between 90% and 100%. An all electric furnace has no heat loss through a chimney flue, which means it has an efficiency of between 95% and 100%. Clearly, newer models will function better, provide more consistent heating and keep your energy bills low.
Second, you can maintain a new furnace so it remains energy efficient. Every appliance functions better when it’s regularly maintained, yet many homeowners omit to do this. By entering into a service agreement with the company that installs your new furnace, you can create the conditions to keep your new appliances running properly and cost-effectively.
Of course, you’re probably thinking, “That’s great, but what’s furnace replacement going to cost me?” It’s a valid question, since a furnace is a significant investment. The best way to keep the costs manageable is to discuss your needs and options with the experts here at LimRic. We’ll advise you on the best option for your home and ensure your new furnace is installed correctly and quickly. Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your warm, cozy home—and bask in the knowledge that your property’s value just increased with the installation of your new furnace!