Replace your furnace with Great Rebates

NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO REPLACE YOUR FURNACE & A/C WITH UP TO $2000 IN REBATES.
ACT BEFORE March 31st

There currently is an Xcel rebate of $750 towards 95% or higher furnaces. If you upgrade the blower to a high efficiency ECM blower you get an additional $100 for a max of $850 total. The $750 for 95% or higher is good until March 31, 2018. After that it will go back down to $300. The $100 ECM blower rebate is good on any furnace that utilizes an ECM even standard 80% efficient models, and does not currently have a deadline.

Also the $1150 rebate for high efficiency AC’s is still available with no current deadline. To get this rebate the furnace has have a ECM motor. This makes it a good time to replace your entire heating/cooling system with a total of $2000 in available rebates.

Your Benefits

Rebates help with the initial cost of equipment

Buying a 95% efficient furnace with EC Motor protects you from the potential of future rising energy costs

EC Motors are less expensive to run than conventional furnace fans

Quieter operation thanks to a lower fan speed

Improved comfort with less temperature fluctuation, maintaining a more even temperature

Your Average Savings

These upfront rebates help you save on the cost of more efficient equipment. You are also expected to save energy and money every year for about 18 years – the average life of a furnace.

Average sized 95% efficient furnace savings are shown here, compared to the baseline 80% efficient new furnaces. Here’s a breakdown of the savings:

$5.24 per dekatherms (unit measure for natural gas)
x $19.73 dekatherms per year for an average sized 95% efficient furnace
$ 103.39 per year
x 18 years
$1,861 in savings if energy prices remain the same

In addition, a new EC Motor in a new furnace could provide savings for about 18 years. If you put a new EC Motor into an existing furnace, the savings last for an average of seven years. That’s an estimated total of $585 if energy prices remain the same.

$0.103 per kilowatt-hour (unit of measurement for electricity)
x 812 kilowatt per year for an average sized furnace and AC system
$83.63 per year
x 18 years
$1,505 in savings if energy prices remain the same

* Project must be invoiced/installed between October 15, 2017 to March 31, 2018 to qualify for a bonus rebate. Deadline to submit an application is April 4, 2018.

https://www.xcelenergy.com/programs_and_rebates/residential_programs_and_rebates/heating_and_cooling/heating_equipment_rebates

One stage furnace verses two stage furnace and how it works:

A two stage furnace has 2 separate firing rates with the lower one operating at about 40% of the full rate.  When your furnace kicks in it will start at the lower more efficient rate for 5 to 10 minutes.  If your heat has not warmed up to where it was set during this time then the burner will switch to the higher firing rate to meet your heating needs. The 2 stage system is more efficient than a 1 stage furnace as the lower firing rate provides a better overall temperature by running the furnace more often at the lower rate.  Thus, air is circulated more frequently which provides a more balanced room temperature throughout the home.

In many cases an upgrade from a basic 80% efficient furnace to a 2 stage is not a significant cost upgrade, usually around $300. These furnaces control the staging independent of the thermostat which works in most cases when people are not setting their set point back significantly. If you do set the temperature back to save energy it is better to upgrade to a furnace that the staging is controlled by the thermostat. These furnaces typically cost $600-800 more. In order to make it a true 2 stage, a 2 stage thermostat and additional wires need to be run. In cases when additional wires cannot be run there are thermostats available that although they are more expensive they can perform the furnace control over just 2 wires. There are also wireless thermostats that do the same they just are not wi fi capable.

The reason you need a 2 stage thermostat to control the staging is because when you set the thermostat back more than 3 degrees you want the furnace to fire in high stage to make up the 3 degrees quickly.

Most of the time your furnace is set to hold a given temperature for a long time for instance at night when you are sleeping. In this case, when the furnace gets a call for heat it only needs to make up a 1/2 to 1 degree and this is when the furnace will be in the low or first stage and give you longer run times for more even heating.

Call Tobin air at 303.893.5675 for an estimate.