When a new furnace is needed in Great Neck, it’s time to call Thomas Curley Plumbing and Heating, your premier one-stop-shop for residential and commercial heating solutions since 1972!
What to look for in a new furnace in Great Neck
When shopping for a new furnace, you obviously want a unit manufactured by a name brand known for dependability and durability. And at Curley, we offer only the top names in the industry!
Something else that’s essential today in a new furnace is its efficiency. Of course, purchasing the right size unit is critical. But also very important is the unit’s efficiency rating.
Understanding Efficiency Ratings
Every new gas furnace in the United States is assigned an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating before it’s made available to the public. The AFUE rating, which is typically listed as a whole percentage, refers to the amount of fuel a heating system uses to keep your home or business warm. As an example, a furnace with an AFUE rating of 85 percent uses that percentage of its fuel and wastes 15 percent of it. The amount that is not used is vented through your chimney and outside of your home.
The most efficient furnaces on the market today have AFUE ratings of 98 percent. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently requires a minimum energy efficiency rating of 92 percent for all new heating systems except for those used in mobile homes.
How to Determine a High Efficiency Heating System
The Department of Energy (DOE) states that there are several things you can look for to help determine the efficiency of your current heating system along with a new unit you’re considering for purchase. Again, first and foremost is its AFUE rating. Low efficiency units have a rating of 56 to 70 percent. These systems are typically more than 20 years old. A heating system operating at medium efficiency has an AFUE rating of 80 to 83 percent. The most highly efficient systems are rated between 90 and 98 percent efficient.
The Curley Cliff Notes on furnace efficiency
If you’re at all confused by the ratings system (and many are), there are really two simple points to keep in mind when shopping for your new furnace in Great Neck:
· New units almost always outperform units that are 10 years old or more.
· More efficient units cost more up front, but will pay for themselves over time due to the substantial decrease you’ll see in your energy bills.
For your new furnace in Great Neck, curl up with the warmth and exceptional customer service at Curley!
When a new furnace in Great Neck is needed, turn to the pros at Thomas Curley Plumbing and Heating! Our services are always performed with energy efficiency in mind and we offer heating systems from the most trusted manufacturers with the latest in energy saving technologies. We’ll also make the installation process as fast and painless as possible, while still maintaining the highest quality of work!
Schedule an appointment today and we’ll get you started on the path to peace-of-mind when the cold weather hits again! With Curley Plumbing and Heating, you’ll always get the best!
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