There are no shortages of gas furnaces to choose from and sometimes that makes the decision even harder. When the time comes to replace your unit, go with a Rheem gas furnace.
Rheem offers a wide range of high efficiency gas furnaces. Their Prestige Series offers control upflow, control downflow and control horizontal gas furnaces all of which have an Energy Star Rating. Trane offers the XC three stage variable speed unit, the XV two stage variable speed unit and the XT single stage gas furnace as well as other models. The XC95 has a 95% AFUE, and the XV95 has an impressive AFUE rating of 96.7%.
When the time comes for you to replace your old gas furnace will you be looking at a high efficiency gas furnace to replace your existing one? Do you even know what a high efficiency gas furnace is? Have you ever heard of AFUE? If you're looking at gas furnace reviews you'll be learning about this important measurement of energy efficiency.
AFUE or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency is a guideline set forth by the US Department of Energy. According to Wikipedia AFUE "attempts to represent the actual, season-long, average efficiency of that piece of equipment, including the operating transients". What this means for the homeowner is a much more accurate picture of operating costs when installing a gas furnace.
If your present gas furnace is at least fifteen years old the AFUE is likely around 65%. If you're looking for the best gas furnace for your home you should start with an AFUE of at least 90%. Most manufacturers, such as Rheem, offer units with at least a 90% AFUE, some higher.
With the emphasis today on being "green" we were glad to see Rheem has a selection of PrOzone products that are environmentally friendly. We learned about AFUE efficiency ratings and how they compare between different gas furnace manufacturers. AFUE is a simple system that allows you to calculate how much money you are likely to save each year buying a more efficient system. Older gas furnaces that use pilot lights generally have an efficiency rating of about 65%. The Rheem 90 Plus furnace delivers AFUE ratings up to 94.5%.
Series, RGPP Series, RGPN Series and RGLN Series also offer a 20 year warranty on the heat exchanger unit, as well as a 5 year warranty on all other parts.
There are many models to choose from, the Rheem Classic Series Downflow Premium and Upflow/Horizontal furnaces, Classic 90 Plus Value Upflow and Classic 90 Plus Premium Downflow. They also offer a wide range of Rheem Value-Line series furnaces.
Let us, at Universal, help you to make an informed decision when it's time to purchase your unit.