Temperatures in Goshen, IN, are chilly from October through April. Meanwhile, gas prices are downright scary. If you’re due for a furnace upgrade, and even if you’re not, a modulating gas furnace is worth considering.
1. Protection From the Rising Price of Natural Gas
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, homes heated with natural gas, oil, and propane have seen price hikes of up to fifty-four percent over the last year. A modulating gas furnace is one way to respond to cutthroat gas prices.
2. Exceptional Energy Efficiency
Modulating furnaces provide significant long-term energy savings. The upfront cost is higher, but the monthly energy savings can be impressive. Fully modulating units can achieve AFUEs of up to 98 percent and reduce blower motor electrical usage by over 65 percent.
3. Minimal Noise
Unlike older furnaces that roar when they infrequently cycle on, modulating furnaces purr. They slowly but steadily increase capacity, so there’s no rumbling during startup.
4. Enhanced Zoning
Modulating furnaces enhance the efficiency of zoned systems. With zoning, you can customize the comfort levels in different areas of your home to maximize energy savings and minimize home heating costs.
5. Precision Comfort
A modulating furnace keeps indoor temperatures within one or two degrees of the thermostat setting. Temperatures don’t fluctuate or shift. Traditional furnace cycling can cause temperature fluctuations of up to six degrees in different areas of your house.
6. Fresher Air and Balanced Humidity
Fully modulating gas furnaces have long run times. More air is circulated through the filter, so more contaminants are removed from indoor air. Modulating units remove excess humidity and reduce the potential for unwanted bacteria, algae, and other forms of organic growth.
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