February 28, 2018
Your old furnace costs more to operate and maintain compared to having a brand new unit. Upgrading to a new unit isn’t a preference, but a necessity because of the benefits it offers.
Compared to old furnaces, new models are capable of distributing heated air more evenly. Consistent temperature throughout your home means less energy consumption for the unit and greater comfort for you and your family.
One of the main complaints homeowners talk about their furnaces is that they tend to produce loud noises. This may be caused by old furnace parts starting to get loose while the unit runs. These loose parts will require immediate attention because if they are neglected, they may cause even more serious problems.
Older units only have 55 percent to 70 percent efficiency, which means 30 to 45 cents of every dollar spent on heating goes up the chimney or elsewhere. Newer models are much more energy-efficient, helping you save on your heating costs.
There are a lot of furnace models available on the market today and most homeowners find it overwhelming to find the right model for their home. It is recommended to consult your preferred heating company in Normal, IL to get professional help in deciding which particular furnace you should take home.
Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning works in partnership with Lennox Industries to offer you an array of innovative furnaces that can help you solve your heating problems.
This article features the ML180E, one of the models in Lennox’s Merit Series of furnaces. It is an economical gas furnace equipped with Power Saver technology.
Features of the Merit® Series ML180E Gas Furnace
Every component of the ML180E has proven itself through extensive testing in our research labs. So you can take comfort knowing the furnace will deliver reliable performance, season after season.
From its heavy-gauge steel cabinet and aluminized steel heat exchanger to its sealed blower compartment, the ML180 is built to deliver reliable comfort, year after year.
An AFUE of 80% means 80 cents of every dollar spent on gas goes directly toward heating your home. That can mean potential savings of hundreds of dollars per year when compared to an older furnace.
Its Power Saver technology not only provides energy boost capabilities improving the overall system efficiency, similar to a variable speed furnace, but also delivers higher SEER ratings in cooling mode. In continuous fan mode, this technology helps keep energy waste to a minimum.
When the ML180E is paired with a Lennox® heat pump, it creates a system that can automatically alternate between electricity and gas to keep you warm. So you’re always using the most energy-efficient way to keep comfortable.
The ML180E has a Duralok Plus heat exchanger that is constructed from patented ArmorTuf steel that captures waste heat, and a stainless steel secondary heat exchanger that allows the unit to achieve industry-leading efficiency levels. This solid component exceeds industry requirements and extends the furnace’s life.
Its Power Saver motor operates at constant torque to help maintain consistent airflow.
Its hot surface igniter controls furnace operation to ensure reliable, efficient performance.
The ML180E’s sealed blower compartment minimizes losses and maximizes efficiency and comfort.
With product registration, the ML180E may be eligible for a 10-year Limited Extended Warranty. Lennox also offers a 5-year Limited Warranty on covered parts and 20-Year Warranty on the Heat Exchanger.
How Bratcher Heating and Conditioning Can Help
You can’t just walk into a dealership and pick a furnace. It’s a little bit more complicated than that. While your budget may be the primary concern, selecting the right furnace for your home involves certain considerations to ensure you’re going home with the best furnace that meets your needs.
For a more informed decision, call our experts at Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning. Our technicians have multiple years of experience and training to ensure the system we endorse is the best for your situation. We take into consideration your budget, materials in your home, other appliances, and certain requirements before making an official recommendation.
Call us for Normal furnace installation or any other HVAC-related concerns you may have.