Understanding Furnace Efficiency
Furnace Efficiency Level in today’s heating equipment is much higher than those manufactured 20 years ago.
New Furnace Efficiency levels these days are all High Efficiency of 90% and higher due to the new technology and features that have emerged in the HVAC industry in recent years. All new furnaces that are being installed these days are mandatory to have efficiency rating of at least 90 % AFUE as per the Canadian Federal Government requirements.
So what does the Furnace Efficiency rating mean? The AFUE Furnace Efficiency rating applies to all furnaces using Propane, Natural gas, and Oil. Your furnace’s Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating tells you how efficient your heating equipment is. AFUE is a Furnace Efficiency rating represented in a percentage that can range from 67 up to 98 per cent. The higher the Furnace AFUE rating, the more efficient your equipment is, thus the lower your heating bill. Ex. If your existing furnace is only 67% AFUE this means that for every $100 that you spend on heating your home only $67 goes towards the heating and the rest is being wasted. Now do the math based on your annual heating costs and calculate the savings that new high efficiency furnace can bring to your pocket.
If you are in the market for a new High Efficiency Furnace you need to understand that the cost of the equipment will depend on the Furnace Efficiency Rating. The higher the Furnace Efficiency Rating AFUE the higher the cost of the equipment. But remember that Energy Efficient furnaces can save you up to 45% on your home-heating costs each year. Switching to a newer and more energy efficient furnace will not only save you money on your energy bills but you can also benefit from Government and utility rebates.
At DeMark Home Ontario our specialists can help you understand the annual operating cost of each High Efficiency furnace model you’re considering. We will also be happy to provide you with more details on available Government and utility Rebates in you area. Call us Today at 647-847-2998 to learn more about Furnace Efficiency levels or to speak with one of our consultants.