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Heating-AFUE

 

Gas (natural and propane) furnaces use Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) as their measurement. The higher the AFUE, the greater the efficiency and the greater your energy savings potential.

 

 

Because some of the heating potential of fuels is lost during furnace operation, no furnace is considered 100% energy-efficient. The AFUE tells you the amount of fuel burned that actually goes toward heating your home on an annual basis.

 

 

Prior to the 1992 federal regulations, most gas furnaces were built with standard efficiencies ranging from 60% to 78% AFUE. These are the furnaces that are being replaced today. For example, if you have one of these older furnaces with an efficiency of 65%, then out of every dollar you spend on fuel, $0.35 goes up the chimney! If you replace it with a new  95%+ AFUE furnace, then, of every dollar spent on fuel, less than $0.05 goes up the chimney—huge savings!

 

 

 

DOE Minimum: 78% AFUE

Energy Star Minimum: 90% AFUE

 

Heating-HSPF

 

Heat pumps (electric heating) use Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) as their measurement. The higher the HSPF, the greater the efficiency and the greater your energy savings potential. Homes with solar generation should have the ability to heat with their electricity. If you are planning to add solar to your home or not we can retro-fit a heat pump to your gas furnace to give you dual-fuel flexibility.

 

 

DOE Minimum: 6.8 HSPF

Energy Star Minimum: 8 HSPF

 

 

Rebates

 

 These rebates change often please check with the rebate provider before purchasing.

 

 

PG&E rebate/financing programs

 

 

 

SMUD rebate/financing programs

 

 

 

Please check with your tax preparer for specifics on high efficiency tax incentives.

 

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