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What Makes a High-Efficiency Furnace So Efficient?

When two of the most comforting things came together like an appliance that warms the home and the idea of saving money on energy bills – it’s like the world got better.  For homeowners, despite the initial cost difference making the switch to a high-efficiency furnace is an easy decision. Who wouldn’t want to have a furnace that operates more efficiently and saves them money in the long run?  

But, what is it that makes a high-efficiency furnace so efficient?  We don’t usually ask for the nitty-gritty details when we’re getting a good deal on something, but why let’s take a closer look into the components of a high-efficiency furnace anyway!

A high-efficiency furnace is equipped with a second combustion chamber that collects any gas fume runoff that would normally escape out of the flue on an older type furnace.The second chamber on a high-efficiency furnace will condense the runoff into a liquid and repeat the burning process to generate heat. Your high-efficiency furnace will also have second set of heat exchanger coils or tubes are added to take pressure of the first heat exchanger – this ensures the two exchangers run evenly with less energy, while creating more heat.

The average furnace will typically have an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating of 78% while high-efficiency furnaces must have a rating of 90% or more under Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations.

For more information on installing a high-efficiency furnace into your home, call the heating & cooling experts at Aire One today!


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