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6 Benefits of Upgrading to a High-Efficiency Home Heating System

Written on: December 13, 2018

Upgrading to a high-efficiency home heating system could be a smart decision if you have concerns about the productivity of your current system or are simply ready for something new.

Here are six benefits of upgrading:

1. Your Furnace Could Last Longer


High-efficiency home heating systems have economical on-and-off cycling programs which ultimately help them last longer because there isn’t so much wear and tear.

Plus, high-efficiency systems remove unwanted moisture and withstand nasty irritants like chemical buildup, contributing to a longer system lifespan and healthier environment for you and your family.

2. You Could Cut Utility Bill Costs

Buying a new furnace can be expensive, and there’s no way around that fact. However, the furnace could easily pay for itself within a few years, because a high-efficiency model could save you $115-$200 annually.

This is possible because furnaces are measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). Old systems typically operate around 65 percent AFUE — and an alarming 35 percent is lost up the flue pipe. In contrast, high-efficiency units save so much more at 93 to 98 percent AFUE.

3. They’re Better for the Environment

Since you’ll have a great AFUE rate and will use around one-third of the fuel your old furnace did, high-efficiency models conserve natural resources and are environmentally-friendly. Their lower carbon dioxide emissions cuts carbon footprints and makes going green feasible.

Plus, there are tax credits available if you invest in energy-efficient heating.

4. Less Maintenance Work

Tired of hearing familiar sounds of clunking and wear? Older furnaces will likely run into trouble as they chug along through the years and begin to struggle.

Upgrading to a new system will cut maintenance calls and you can save your hard-earned money.

5. Heat Will Distribute Better

Tired of hearing family members complain about specific rooms that are simply freeing during the colder months? New systems will distribute heat better throughout your house — even that back bedroom that always gave you trouble and never seemed to heat in the winter.

You’ll have better control on temperatures and notice consistent airflow throughout your home.

6. It Will Increase the Value of Your Home

If your home is comfortable with up-to-date core features like a highly-efficient heating system, it’s property value will automatically go up. Even if you aren’t thinking about selling your home right now, if you ever decide to, you’ll do so knowing you can make more money because buyers will pay more for a modern and efficient home.

What’s bugging you the most about your current heating system? If you’re tired of maintenance calls, ready to save money and are eager to help the environment, then it’s time to invest and upgrade to a high-efficiency home heating system. Contact the pros at Williams Energy today to install your new system!