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Are 2 stage furnaces more efficient?
Last Updated: 5th April, 2020
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Similarly, does a 2 stage furnace really save money?
Your two stage furnace saves on energy costs because it doesn't burn as much fuel. Your two-stage furnace saves gas because it doesn't dump as much fuel into the heat exchanger when it's only moderately cold outside.
Also Know, is a 2 stage furnace worth the extra cost? A two stage furnace is NOT more efficient than a single stage furnace. It will not save you any money on your utility bills compared to a single stage furnace. In other words, a 95% efficient furnace is 95% efficient whether its running in low or high fire. No savings.
Consequently, what is the advantage of a two stage furnace?
Benefits of Two-Stage Heating Typically, a two-stage furnace runs on the lower setting around 75% to 80% of the time. This setting offers a number of advantages: A steady flow of warm air keeps temperatures consistent and even throughout your home. Lower fan speed means less noise.
How much more efficient are new oil furnaces?
Most new oil furnaces have AFUE ratings between 80% and 90%, while their gas counterparts boast ratings between 89% and 98%. Although gas furnaces are more efficient than oil furnaces, that efficiency comes at a price—gas units are typically priced 10% to 25% higher than the same size oil furnace.