In 2024, furnaces are more efficient than ever. R&D teams are finding new ways to innovate on yesterday’s models, reducing both energy bills and the environmental impact of gas and electric furnaces. Some of today’s furnace models are also very dependable with solid warranties.
At Paragon Heating and Home Comfort Solutions, we’ve installed and worked on countless gas and electric furnaces over the years. As of 2024, there are a couple of furnace models that stand out from the rest.
The Best Gas Furnace Model in 2024: Coleman TM9Y 96% 2-Stage
Coleman’s TM9Y, 96% AFUE, 2-stage operation gas furnace is a very dependable option with industry-leading warranties. At 96% annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE), this furnace is one of the most efficient on the market. It’s also fairly compact, making it a good fit for most homes.
Another nice perk of this furnace is that it qualifies for local gas company rebates. Some utility companies receive government funding to incentivize energy efficiency upgrades, and they often use that funding to offer rebates when customers invest in highly efficient furnaces. You may want to check with your gas company about whether this furnace could qualify you for a rebate.
The Best Electric Furnace Model in 2024: Coleman JMET 2-Stage
The Coleman JMET 2-stage electric furnace offers excellent performance with a high-efficiency blower. This brand stands behind its products. You can get a 10-year limited parts warranty if you register the product within 90 days of purchase.
While the current JMET 2-stage is more efficient than older models, this furnace is still fairly expensive to operate. For lower electric bills, we recommend adding a heat pump to your electric furnace system. Heat pumps can operate far more efficiently than furnaces in most weather conditions. As a bonus, your heat pump can double as an air conditioner in the summer.
Tips For Your Furnace Installation
Regardless of which furnace you choose, there are steps you can take to smooth the installation process and make the most of your investment:
- Clear the area around your furnace space. The installation team can work more efficiently if there aren’t any obstacles in the way. What’s more, your furnace will run more efficiently when it has plenty of room for airflow.
- Plan to be home for your furnace installation. You don’t need to perform the process yourself, but it helps to be around while the installation team is working. We recommend planning to take time off from work, rearrange your schedule, or work from home during your scheduled installation time.
- Check your warranty options in advance. You may need to purchase a warranty separately or buy an extension to cover most repairs or defects. While the furnaces we recommended above are both very reliable, no furnace is guaranteed to be 100% problem-free. A warranty can be a good long-term investment if you have unexpected furnace problems down the road.
Get the Best Furnace Model Installed By Paragon
Paragon has been helping homeowners in East King and Snohomish Counties and Camano Island with furnace installation for many years. As a local family-owned and operated HVAC company, we are committed to quality customer service and building strong relationships with our customers.
Our furnace technicians are highly trained, certified, and experienced. Contact us today for a quote or advice on your furnace installation options.