There’s a lot of talk about high-efficiency furnaces, but it’s not hot air. These HVAC systems can lower your energy bills by 20 percent and make your LaGrange, Georgia, home more comfortable too. To illustrate the difference between a conventional gas furnace, an Energy Star-approved system, and the Carrier Infinity® 98 Furnace with Greenspeed™ Intelligence, let’s look at the statistics.
Efficiency Ratings and Savings
The Infinity® 98 Gas Furnace that we offer at Airforce Heating and Air has appeared on the Energy Star list of Most Efficient Furnaces year after year because it’s between 97.2 and 98.5 percent efficient depending on the model and size of your home.
Today, the gas furnaces we install must be at least 90 percent efficient to earn the Energy Star label. If your home currently has a base model that was installed more than 15 years ago, it may only be 80 percent efficient. This means 20 percent of the gas you pay for isn’t being converted into heat.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, you can save 15 percent or more by replacing an old conventional furnace with a new Energy Star model. If you upgrade to an ultra-efficient furnace like the Infinity® 98, your gas bills will be 20 to 22 percent lower. The savings over the life of the unit, which is about 15 years, can be well over $10,000.
Innovative Features of the Infinity® 98 Furnace
The Infinity® 98 Furnace has efficient features that excel in Georgia where heating demands are fairly low, when compared with other states that typically face harsh winters. For one thing, the furnace can be paired with a heat pump to reduce the amount of gas that is required. However, this system is impressively efficient on its own thanks to Carrier’s Greenspeed™ Intelligence. This technology enables your furnace to run at variable speeds between 40 and 100 percent.
Carrier’s Infinity® heat pumps, air conditioners, and furnaces can be paired with a number of other components that further improve comfort and efficiency. To learn more about Carrier furnaces and their features, call us today at 706-407-4885. Our technicians can service, install and maintain various makes and models of HVAC systems.