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What to look for when choosing an efficient furnace.
Select a furnace with an AFUE of 90 percent or higher.
The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency or AFUE measures a furnace’s overall energy performance. The higher the AFUE, the more heat you get for your heating dollar. In Alberta, a furnace with an AFUE of 90 percent or higher is a good investment. Select a furnace with multi-stage firing for the right size furnace for all heating conditions.
Your furnace must have enough capacity to meet your heating needs on the coldest day of winter. However, for most of the heating season, it will be more heating capacity than you need. Unlike a furnace with single-stage firing that is either firing at full output or completely off, a furnace with multi-stage firing can selectively turn some burners off when full furnace output is not needed. Multi-stage firing gives you the right size furnace for the majority of the heating season, and a reserve capacity to meet additional heating needs on really cold days or to recover from a temperature setback period. Multi-stage furnaces are usually equipped with another efficiency feature as well: an electronically commutated motor (ECM) that uses considerably less electricity to run the fan.
Select a furnace that uses electricity efficiently.
A gas furnace uses electricity to run the fan blower motor. Furnaces equipped with an ECM have lower annual operating costs and can save you $40 to $300 per year depending on how you use the furnace fan. An ECM will save the most if you run your furnace fan all the time. Multi-stage ECM furnaces not only save you money, they are usually much quieter and less prone to producing unpleasant drafts.
Your new furnace must be installed properly to ensure that it operates safely and efficiently.
The contractor should adjust the air flow so the furnace fan setting is matched to the ductwork and furnace characteristics. An improperly installed furnace can result in higher energy costs and a less comfortable home.