Cold weather will be here before you know it. And if your furnace is more than 18 years old, it may be time to replace it. Here are some reasons you may want to consider a high-efficiency propane furnace for your replacement or new construction, courtesy of Propane Education and Research Council’s handy furnace fact sheet.
Because of their increased efficiency, you could save $300 to $800 a year on energy costs with a propane furnace rated at or above 90 AFUE.
You may experience a little sticker shock when shopping for high-efficiency propane furnaces. While the units can save you money in the long run, they usually cost more up front. But when installation is factored in, the upfront costs are similar to traditional furnaces. Propane furnaces use a less expensive plastic vent pipe that is simpler to install, decreasing installation costs considerably.
The Right Size
A lot of homes have furnaces that are far too big. This can cause uneven release of heated air and – for those that vent through a metal exhaust flue – loss of heated air. Switching to a high-efficiency propane furnace allows you to select the right size furnace for your home, increasing comfort and decreasing the cost of your furnace and the energy it uses.