Your furnace is one of the highest energy consuming appliances in your home. On average in the US, home heating accounts for approximately 42% of your annual utility bill. Because of this, it’s important to make sure you have the most efficient furnace possible—especially when rising energy costs is a concern in every household. Here are five reasons you should consider upgrading to a modern, high-efficiency furnace.

1) High-Efficiency Furnaces Can Save You Money

The average American household spends $1,800 a year on their energy bill. In New England, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to pay more than double that amount during colder winter months. If you live in an older home or just want smaller heating bills, a high-efficiency furnace can save as much as 30% based on your existing system.

2) Get Access to Rebates and Tax Incentives

A new, high-efficiency furnace doesn’t have to be an expensive investment. In addition to the long-term savings, there are all sorts of ways you can reduce the upfront cost. Some utility companies offer rebates, and there are federal tax incentives for utilizing high-efficiency furnaces. The experts at Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can point you in the right direction to get the biggest bang for your buck.

3) Older Furnaces Can Be a Safety Hazard

If your furnace is on its last legs and isn’t getting enough air into your home, Carbon Monoxide becomes a rising concern. Carbon monoxide leaks from a faulty furnace can pose a serious health risk and require professional servicing to ensure safety. Failing to address these life-threatening issues could result in a fine for violating building codes, reduce your home’s market value, and more importantly, put your family in harm’s way.

4) Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

While global warming may seem like a far off problem to some, studies have shown that people living in regions with greater green-house gas emissions are more likely to experience respiratory and other chronic health problems. That’s why experts stress the importance of reducing your carbon footprint for both your health and the environment. By switching from an older model to a high-efficiency furnace, you can do your part to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

The only way to know is to check with a pro!

If you’re thinking about upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace, call the professionals at Daigle Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling at 603-434-6353.

However if your current furnace isn’t quite ready to be replaced, but you still want to find ways to save on your utility bill, check out our blog on how to save on your heating costs.

About Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Founded over 40 years ago, Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is family-owned and operated by the Daigle family. We are proud to provide quality, dependable plumbing, heating, and cooling services for our customers in Derry, NH, and the surrounding areas. Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is your partner for all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs. Call us today at 603-434-6353 for a free estimate.