Rising energy costs, coupled with concerns about natural-resource consumption, have homeowners looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy they use to heat and cool their houses. One option to consider is upgrading your boiler to a high-efficiency model.
Not all furnaces are created equal. They all do the same job–heating the air in your home–but some furnaces require less fuel than others to produce that heat. These high efficiency furnaces save you money on utility bills, but they generally have a higher initial price tag. So, how can you know if they are worth the investment?
Have you ever wondered how efficient your furnace is? How do we measure the bang we are getting for our buck? AFUE ratings provide the easiest and the most common measure for knowing a furnace’s efficiency.