Commercial Furnace Installations & Replacements In Redding, CA
Furnace Installation Factors
Regardless of fuel type, you’re going to want to consider how efficiently your furnace heats your home. Furnaces all must come with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating that spells it out for you. For the most part, higher ratings equate to less fuel consumed. Mid-efficiency furnaces operate at 80%-83%. High-efficiency furnaces operate closer to 96%. Gas furnaces with the Energy Star perform at 90% or better in southern states and at least 95% in northern states. Oil furnaces with the Energy Star operate at 85% or better. Get out your calculator to determine how long it will take you to recoup the cost of buying a new, more efficient unit. There are several steps to do this:
- Determine how much you already pay for your gas/oil or electric costs.Perform this calculation by multiplying your total gas or electric bill by 12. If you want a more accurate assessment (especially for your electric furnace, since so many appliances run on electricity), you can have your utility company come out to evaluate your furnace. They should be able to give you a good estimate of how much of your utility cost comes from your furnace versus the rest of your home.
- Calculate the price of your furnace including installation.
- Subtract any government incentives or rebates. This includes ones from your utility company and/or furnace manufacturer from this amount to get the final cost of your furnace.
- Take a look at the yellow tag on your new furnace. This tag should give you an estimate of how much energy it will use annually, based on usage for an average home.
- Multiply this number by the cost of energy for your area. You should be able to get this information from your utility bill.
- Subtract the cost of operating your new furnace for a year versus operating your old furnace for a year.
- Divide the final cost of your furnace by the energy cost savings. That way you find out how many years it will take for the furnace to pay for itself in energy savings.
- If it will take more than 10 years to get to your break-even point, you may want to go with a cheaper, less-efficient alternative. Also, consider that efficiency goes beyond the quality of your furnace. You can improve the system’s efficiency by making less expensive repairs like sealing leaky ductwork and adding more insulation.
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Areas We Serve
- Bella Vista
- French Gulch
- Happy Valley
- Los Molinos
- Montgomery Creek
- Mountain Gate
- Mt. Shasta
- Oak Run
- Palo Cedro
- Pollard Flat
- Red Bluff
- Round Mountain
- Shasta Lake City