Gas furnaces have come a long way from those clunky and inefficient models of the past. Today, they are efficiently powered by natural gas to keep your utility costs down and your home nice and cozy. In fact, they are the most energy efficient way to heat your home or business – they are literally designed to save you money.
While it’s true that gas systems require a larger initial investment, the cost to run the furnace is much cheaper in the long run. Because these furnaces are so durable, they typically last between 20 and 25 years. Your savings continue to grow with time – you will consistently feel even better about your decision month after month.
Many 1990 and earlier model furnaces have Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings of 65% or less. The minimum AFUE rated furnace that can be sold in the United States today is 80%. The higher the efficiency of the gas furnace, the more money you are saving. For instance, if the furnace has a 95% heating, 95% of the fuel you pay for is directly converted into heat for your home. If your furnace is 10 years old or older, a new gas furnace can save you as much as 50% in energy costs. Your wallet will thank you.
Gas furnaces produce consistent, comfortable heat. Rest assured that your home will be nice and cozy all winter long. They also tend to be quiet machines, so quiet, you’ll forget they are there. Simply enjoy your home as a warm escape from our cold North Carolina winters.
As opposed to older furnaces or oil furnaces, gas furnaces are an environmentally friendly product to add some extra “green” to your home or business. Today’s furnaces are much less polluting than older models. They require less fuel to generate the same amount of heat. Some furnaces can even qualify you for federal or state tax credits, adding more savings to your wallet!
If you want a durable, reliable, and environmentally friendly way to heat your home while increasing your savings, a gas furnace is the perfect option for you. Contact G+S today. We are more than happy to answer any of your questions.