What else should I look for when buying a furnace?
If you've decided that you need to purchase a new furnace, learn how to hire a contractor.
Remember, even though these products can be more expensive to purchase up front, the cost difference will be paid back over time through lower energy bills.
You can get better heating and cooling performance at home with ENERGY STAR home sealing (insulation and air sealing) and duct sealing.
Perform regular maintenance of your heating and cooling system to prevent future problems and unwanted costs.
Be sure to look for the ENERGY STAR when shopping for a furnace
Current Specification Effective Date: February 1, 2013
Furnaces originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in April, 1995.
ENERGY STAR certified furnaces have higher Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings and higher efficiency blower motors, making them more efficient than standard models.
Furnaces Key Product Criteria: ENERGY STAR