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Understanding Home Furnace Efficiency Ratings
Furnaces are rated by their Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) which is a standardized thermal efficiency measure of combustion equipment like furnaces, boilers, and water heaters. The AFUE rating of a furnace attempts to represent the actual, season-long, average efficiency of the furnace and tells you how well the furnace converts fuel into heat.
For example, a 90% AFUE for a gas furnace means it outputs 90 BTUs of useful heating for every 100 BTUs of natural gas input . A higher AFUE means higher efficiency.
Average furnaces typically have ratings about 78% – whereas high efficiency furnaces must have a rating of 90% or more.
How You Save Money
While a high efficiency furnace may be more expensive initially, it will save you money in the long run by reducing the amount of power or fuel used.
Your savings will show up immediately in your regular fuel bill.
High Efficiency Furnace FAQs
What makes a furnace 'efficient'?
All new furnaces must meet the 90% AFUE rating. Here are the two ways it happens:
Second Combustion Chamber In a high efficiency furnace, there is a second chamber that collects any gas fume runoff that would usually just escape out of the flue, where it condenses it into a liquid and repeats the burning process to generate heat.
Second Set of Heat Exchanger Coils or Tubes This takes the pressure off the first heat exchanger. The two exchangers run evenly with less energy, while creating more heat.
I want to upgrade... what are my options?
Low and mid-efficiency furnaces are no longer manufactured for sale to the Canadian market. What that means is, if you are upgrading to a new furnace, it will be high efficiency.
Are there government rebates?
Yes. Konkle will offer equipment that qualifies for the Rebate. It gets better! We will double the rebate* AND we file the Rebate Claim on your behalf, so there are no complicated forms to fill out. *Limited time, ask your rep.
Why do other companies advertise cheaper prices?
Many advertised prices don’t include all the necessary components required. As well, some companies require customers to sign an annual maintenance contract to off-set the low initial fee. Also beware of low quality, overseas equipment that may only last a few years and have expensive replacement parts.
Is there an extra fee for the Extended Warranty?
No. The Warranty on a Konkle Installed Furnace includes Ten (10) Years Parts, Ten (10) Years Labour and a Lifetime Warranty on the Heat Exchanger.
Can you help me with financing?
Yes. Our financing offers flexible, low monthly payment plans that can be paid off at anytime without penalty. Ask about our rent-to-own program.
What are the important components of a furnace?
Most furnaces are made up of 5 components:
Combustion Chamber The enclosed space inside your furnace where fuel (gas if you have a gas furnace) and any residual exhaust fumes are burned.
Burners Where the fuel and air are combined to create heat.
Heat Exchanger Metal tubes or coils inside a furnace which are heated by the burners and which remain hot as long as the furnace is on and running.
Blower A type of fan that blows and circulates the heat around your home.
Flue The flue in a furnace moves or ventilates any harmful fumes to the outside, away from your home.
How long does it take to install a furnace?
Typically, furnace installation takes about 6-8 hours.
Are there different sizes furnaces for different sized homes?
Yes. Konkle will run a calculation for each home to determine ideal sizing. This calculation considers the age of the home, insulation value, leakage and square footage.
How often do I need a maintenance check?
Like changing the oil in your car, cleaning your equipment can prevent breakdowns and extend the life of the system. Manufacturers recommend this service yearly.
Do you offer 24/7 emergency service?
Yes. The Konkle Team offers 24/7 emergency service and has the capability and technicians to deliver. Emergency Contact »
How do I know Konkle is a reputable company?
HRAI is the National Association representing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. HRAI recommends individual contractors after they have passed a high level process including all Licensing, WSIB compliance, insurance requirements and have a clean consumer rating. Konkle is compliant.
Why should I choose Konkle over other companies?
Good question – and one we're happy to answer! Konkle has been offering quality products and services to Niagara homeowners for over 35 years. Our reputation is built on ensuring customer satisfaction. More Reasons »
Quality Brands You Can Trust
Konkle has a reputation in the Niagara Region for providing quality high efficiency home furnaces from quality manufacturers you can trust.
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