A worn out furnace will detract from the overall value of a home. A serious potential buyer will ask to see copies of all utility bills when they have their offer to purchase presented. If your furnace is old, that may show on the utility bills vis-à-vis energy consumption. Total affirmation will manifest itself when a home inspection occurs and the inspector takes a close look at the furnace. It could cost the sale – or you may have to reduce the asking price and be asked to install a new more efficient heating system.
Can an old furnace really be that much of a detriment? Consider that a mid-efficiency furnace that is several years old may at the very least be a minimum of 19% less efficient than a new high-efficiency model.
Accept the fact that having a new furnace installed will not be inexpensive. Do shop around. But if you are approached with ‘a fabulous bargain’, run, don’t walk away as quickly as you can. The adage if it sounds too good to be true absolutely applies. Installation, particularly venting is also more expensive. But over the life of the furnace, the additional costs will appear insignificant.
Going all out? Consider the latest from the world leader in furnaces and air conditioners, Carrier and their ultra-efficient line of Infinity systems. With an incredible AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating of an astounding 98% (only 2% is vented outside), this highly-efficient heat source is also the quietest furnace Carrier has ever manufactured. In normal operation it registers a low of 38.4 decibels – that’s less noise than the brand new refrigerator in the kitchen!
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