When to Consider a Condensing Furnace
Condensing furnaces offer plenty of advantages over their traditional counterparts. Not only do they offer improved reliability and energy efficiency, but they also provide better comfort for your home. Here are a few compelling reasons to upgrade to the latest in residential heating technology.
You’re in the Market for a New Furnace
A condensing furnace makes the perfect upgrade for your home, whether you’re in the middle of a remodeling project and need a more capable furnace or your current furnace has simply reached the end of its lifespan.
Most traditional furnaces offer a lifespan of 15 years before they become functionally obsolete. A condensing furnace has the efficiency and technology needed to last longer than the average non-condensing furnace, giving you more time to enjoy the benefits condensing furnaces have to offer.
You Want to Save on Long-Term Heating Costs
Around 56 percent of the energy your home uses on a regular basis goes towards heating and cooling, according to recent figures from the U.S. Department of Energy. Choosing a more efficient furnace can make a sizable difference in your long-term heating costs.
Consider that the average furnace made prior to 2013 features a 78 percent Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating, meaning that it converts only 78 percent of the fuel it uses into usable heat. In comparison, a condensing furnace produces more heat using the same amount of fuel — current models can convert up to 98.5 percent of their fuel into usable heat.
You Want Better Comfort
Condensing furnaces take advantage of several technologies to bring improved comfort into your home. For starters, most high-efficiency furnaces come equipped with variable speed blower motors, allowing for fine-tuned control of airflow throughout your home. This allows for a more gradual delivery of heat for greater comfort and reduced noise.
Contact the seasoned professionals at Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions and learn more about how a condensing furnace can benefit your home. Since 1969, we’ve helped countless Orlando and Central Florida homeowners with their heating and cooling needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).