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Btu Buddy 141: Seasonal Service on a High-Efficiency Gas Furnace

Bob and Tim were doing a routine seasonal service call on a high-efficiency furnace. Tim asked, “Why were the older furnaces so inefficient compared to the more modern furnaces?”


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Condensing Furnaces Require Special Care

Sophisticated Systems Require More Comprehensive, Consistent Maintenance

There is no question there are some chilly months ahead, and homeowners will expect their expensive condensing furnaces to operate without fail, even on the coldest days. 


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Top Tips for Upselling Furnaces

Contractors Share Their Strategies for Selling More Expensive Units

Well-trained comfort consultants should not only point out all the benefits that come with a properly installed, highly efficient furnace, but they should take the opportunity to build trust with the homeowners so they feel comfortable investing in a more expensive system.


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Energy Star Recognizes Most Efficient Furnaces

Energy-Efficient Furnaces Benefit Both Homeowners and Contractors

Homeowners choosing to purchase these highly efficient furnaces will reap the benefits of lower energy bills, while contractors will appreciate the many features that make them easier to install and service. 


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July 16, 2013: CEE Proposes Changes to Residential Furnaces Specification

Proposal Includes a Third Tier of 97 Percent AFUE
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is considering changes to its specification on nonweatherized gas furnaces, and has requested comments from stakeholders, including the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Comments are due by July 22. 


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Letters From Our Readers: Feb. 11, 2013

Not all can afford high-efficiency furnaces. Make furnaces more affordable.


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Riding the Trane to Homeownership

The musings of a happy first-time homeowner on his efficient furnace.


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