My wife and I bought a house with an old and inefficient furnace.
One of the things that we wanted to do first was replace the furnace.
We contacted a local heating and AC installation and repair business that handles commercial and residential customer requests. I talked to the heating and AC installation and repair business about their prices and all of the options that were available. I definitely wanted to make sure that I bought a furnace that had a good energy efficiency ratio. The seasonal energy efficiency ratio is really important, because it is an indication of how much it’s going to cost to use the system year after year. We chose a gas furnace with a 99% rating. That means that 99% of the energy that is used is there to create heat. Only 1% of the machine loses energy and that is one of the best machines on the market. The furnace was definitely more expensive than the two of us thought, but we got a great deal from a local heating and AC installation business. We saved 20% on the bill and that was several hundreds of dollars. We also got a brand new programmable thermostat for free when the new furnace was installed. The programmable thermostat also helps us save money by allowing us to program different temperature settings throughout the day. There’s no reason for us to heat or cool our house when no one is home. It makes a lot more sense to use the programmable thermostat to help us save money.