High-efficiency condensing furnaces (90% AFUE and above) are a bit more complex than conventional furnaces. The main differences between a conventional and condensing furnace is the heat exchanger technology used to extract heat from the combustion process and the method used to exhaust the combustion gases. In these ways, the furnaces are very different. The condensing furnace does not have a significantly more efficient combustion process than does a conventional furnace; both use gas burners with electronic ignition. The difference lies in that the condensing furnace has a more efficient heat extraction process after combustion.
Our technicians explain all of your options before beginning the repair, so you can decide whether a repair or replacement is best for you. Our No Surprises Pricing—including charging by the job, not by the hour—means the price we quote you is the price you pay. If you decide that replacing your furnace is the best course of action, we can install a new, high-efficiency model in its place.
Don and Zac came out and assessed the furnace and explained why it was now time to replace it. Don explained in detail what we should look for (the job is bigger than his preferred scope) and the kind of furnace he recommended. When I asked him for his bill, he said, "Call it an estimate. No charge." I thanked them profusely and paid them in cookies. Affordable Furnace is a great business whose expertise and integrity you can trust.
Furthermore, routine water heater maintenance also ensures that your system works as it should. When dust and other sediment build up within the tank or on other components, they can present serious problems for energy efficiency and hot water capacity. Let our Federal Way water heater maintenance specialists keep your water heater in good working order.