Are High Efficiency Furnaces Worth The Investment?

As the weather cools off and gas bills rise, homeowners start considering the purchase of high efficiency heating units to save money and help the environment.

Unlike most major purchases, a high efficiency furnace will actually save you money.

Consider the following example. Installation of a 95% efficient furnace in a standard ranch home will result in gas savings of approximately $2300 in a three year period (assuming existing furnace is 65% efficient)

Federal Tax credits of up to $1500 (30% of install cost) have reduced the price of a new high efficiency furnace significantly. These credits expire 12/31/2010.

Studies have shown that installation of a high efficiency furnace has a larger impact on gas savings than new windows or doors.

If your furnace is over 12 years old, there’s never been a better time to purchase a high efficiency furnace. With rebates and tax credits, homeowners can save over $2000 on a new furnace.

Buying a new high efficiency furnace is one of the best investments you can make. Call Steve Huntley at (616) 527-9368 for a free estimate.