Your furnace is one of the largest energy hogs in your home. On average in the US, home heating accounts for approximately 42% of your annual utility bill. Because of this, it’s important to make sure you have the most efficient furnace possible—especially when rising energy costs make it more difficult to pay your bills every month. Here are five reasons you should consider upgrading to a modern, high-efficiency furnace.

1) High-Efficiency Furnaces Save Money on Heating Bills

The average American household spends $1,800 a year on their energy bill. In many regions, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to pay more than double that amount. If you live in an older home or just want a break from expensive heating bills, a high-efficiency furnace can save as much as 30%.

2) Rebates and Tax Incentives Can Offset the Replacement Costs

A new, high-efficiency furnace doesn’t have to be an expensive investment. In addition to the long-term savings, there are all sorts of ways you can reduce the upfront expense. Some utility companies offer rebates, and there are federal tax incentives for utilizing high-efficiency furnaces. Contact PNM for details.

3) Older Furnaces Can Be a Safety Hazard

If your furnace is on its last legs and isn’t getting enough air into your home, you may have no choice but to get a new one. Carbon monoxide leaks from a faulty furnace can pose a serious health risk and require professional servicing to ensure safety.

The only way to know is to check with a pro!

If you’re thinking about upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace, call the professionals at Harder Electrical at (505) 281-4807 for a free estimate.

However if your current furnace isn’t quite ready to be replaced, but you still want to find ways to save on your utility bill, check out our blog on five ways to save on your heating costs.

About Harder Electrical & Mechanical

Founded in 2003, Harder Electrical & Mechanical Services provides residential and commercial heating, cooling, and electrical services. We have proudly served the Albuquerque, Tijeras, Edgewood, and Moriarty areas for nearly 20 years. Locally owned and operated, Harder Electrical & Mechanical Services is open five days a week.

Harder Electrical & Mechanical was founded with the philosophy of providing quality services for a fair price. With extensive training in electrical, mechanical, and refrigeration, Harder Electrical & Mechanical not only stands behind the work we do – we guarantee it.

Our experienced technicians provide residential and commercial heating, cooling, and air conditioning services. We can repair, replace, and install all brands of equipment, and we provide a 1-year warranty on labor along with any manufacturers’ product warranty. Harder Electrical & Mechanical is your one-stop shop for all your electrical, heating, and cooling needs. Call us today at 505-281-4807 for a free estimate.