Sunday, November 28, 2010

A High Efficiency Furnace Will Save Money For You

If you have an old furnace which is oil fuelled and requires replacement you will have to decide whether to purchase a new oil furnace or to move over to natural gas. The lowest cost fuel is at present natural gas. Oil ios second, and propane and electricity are the highest cost fuels. These costs can vary however. The world prices for oil or natural gas change very rapidly depending on demand, and using natural gas for heating costs may not always the lowest cost.

Predicting where oil and gas prices will go in the future is hard to do. The best way to go is to determine which type of fuels costs least in your area and go with that selection. Natural gas still is the lowest cost in nearly all cases, and when using the latest high efficiency furnaces this is all the more true. Gas furnaces with the highest efficiency ratings convert 92% to 97% of the fuel burnt, into usable heat. This means that 92% to 97% of the gas burnt in the furnace goes directly to heat your home.

Most older furnaces have efficienciy ratings of only 50% to 70% meaning that they use a lot more fuel, than a new high efficiency furnace does, to produce the same heat.

It is quite obvious that a lot of money can be saved by purchasing a good high efficiency natural gas furnace. Obviously the furnace will pay for itself, in saved fuel costs, within a few years. After that payout all the money you save goes right into your wallet.

The colder the climate the more fuel you will have to burn and the bigger the resultant savings. A high efficiency gas furnace will consume about 50% less fuel per annum, which can put plenty of saved dollars in your pocket instead of into the gas or oil companys pocket. You will be emitting a lot less greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and helping to minimise the climate change--a big problem which affects all of us.

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