If you’re in the market for a new furnace, it’s important to remember that a high initial cost is easily offset over time by lower energy bills and better overall comfort. However, it’s also not necessarily true that more money means higher quality. In fact, a high-efficiency furnace is only a true high-efficiency furnace if its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) is above 90, regardless of the name. Luckily, here’s a few high-efficiency furnaces to consider to heat your Pennsylvania home.
Infinity 98 Gas Furnace With Greenspeed Intelligence
The Infinity 98 is the Cadillac of gas furnaces, featuring many top-of-the-line features and an AFUE rating of up to 98.5 percent. Greenspeed Intelligence is also a unique feature to Carrier systems. When combined with an Infinity thermostat, the Infinity 98 is capable of adapting its output to your home’s needs. Think of it as a “smart furnace.” In addition, this gas furnace uses ComfortFan Technology to allow you to pick the perfect fan speed to heat your home.
Infinity 96 Gas Furnace 59TN6
If you’re willing to sacrifice just a few percentage points in your furnace’s AFUE rating, then the Infinity 96 is the perfect unit for you. The Infinity 96 boasts an AFUE rating of up to 96.7 percent, which is what the Infinity 98 would have without its Greenspeed Intelligence. Other features include an ultra quiet, variable speed blower motor; ComfortHeat Technology, which reduces temperature swings in the household to improve comfort and efficiency; and Infinity thermostat connection capabilities. It’s definitely a great pick for the money.
Performance 96 Gas Furnace 59TP6
Just below the Infinity series is the Performance series by Carrier. For a fraction of the price, you’ll get a high-efficiency gas furnace with an AFUE rating of 96.7 percent. The only difference is that it doesn’t have all the amenities of the Infinity. However, it provides two-stage heating, which allows the unit to operate with extra efficiency compared to single-stage furnaces.
Your home’s comfort and temperature don’t have to result in outrageous heating bills. Instead, opt for a high-output, high-efficiency furnace. Once you’ve decided on a furnace, contact the people at Custom Aire at (215) 638-1800 to install it quickly and professionally.