This low efficiency furnace sends much of the heat from burning gas up the chimney and needs a metal exhaust pipe to a chimney.
A furnace heater distributes hot air with a ductwork system all throughout the house. A large fan in the furnace blows heated air through supply ductwork to be distributed throughout the living space.
At the same time, the fan pulls cooler air back to the furnace through return ducts, so the air can be reheated.
For many homeowners, the type of furnace installed in your home depends on the type of fuel that is available locally. However, it is possible to switch fuel types when installing a new furnace. For example, you could replace an oil furnace with propane or natural gas furnace, if these fuels are available locally.
Heating and cooling systems are the biggest energy expense in most homes, accounting for 40%-50% of total energy expenses. It's important to understand that just because you buy a new furnace, doesn't mean it's high efficiency; just like you can buy a new car that gets you lower gas mileage doesn't make it a hybrid. The cost of the fuel it takes to run the furnace during its lifespan is huge compared to the cost of the furnace itself. It is well worth it to install the highest efficiency furnace you can get. It costs a bit more, but it will pay for itself many times over.
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In addition to being classified by fuel type, furnaces are also described in the following ways:
This 96% efficient gas furnace only sends 4% of the heat out the chimney so it can use a pvc (plastic) exhaust pipe out the side wall of your home. Many design differences make it "high efficiency."
A furnace boiler or water heater burns fuel to generate heat and needs to put that heat into an air stream in your ducts, or into water in your pipes. The efficiency rating is what percentage of that heat gets into your air or water.
What happens to the rest of the heat? It goes up the chimney and is lost into the sky. Therefore, a 15-year-old furnace that is 65% efficient is putting 35% of the heat you paid for up the chimney.
A 96% efficient furnace only "wastes" 4%! A big difference! And since the cost of the fuel you put through a furnace, boiler or water heater during its lifetime is much greater than the cost of the unit itself, it's worth it to install the very highest efficiency equipment available! Let Dr. Energy Saver accomplish this in your home!
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