Furnaces

We service and install residential furnace systems

Veterans Green Jobs services all brands of furnaces, and we install three different brands of furnaces. This level of choice gives you a variety of pricing options (save up to 35% by using our services!). With our staff’s 200 years of combined expertise, we have built a great reputation among local cities and match all code requirements.

If you are looking to install a 90%+ efficient furnace, Veterans Green Jobs is your contractor of choice with reasonable pricing and typical one-day installations.

Whether we service your existing system or install a new one, we always make sure your unit is running in a safe and efficient manner.

Our service promise

We do not work on commission and we promise not to sell you something you don’t need. As a veteran-based team, we take pride in our priorities: to respect your home and increase its comfort, deliver top-notch service, and provide you with quality equipment.

Call us today for more information and to schedule an appointment: 720-236-1350

Did You Know? Veterans Green Jobs has its own master electrician on staff. No need to worry about hiring someone yourself for any upgrades or modifications!

Rheem high-efficiency furnace, one of the most reliable and quietest furnaces on the market today. www.rheem.com

What are high-efficiency furnaces?

Here’s something to think about as you start looking to upgrade your furnace: Beginning in 2013, only 90%+ efficient units will be manufactured. Finding an 80%+ unit will be difficult.

Furnaces with 90%+ efficiency have two heat exchangers instead of one. They also condense water vapor that exhausts gases. This means less heat is lost and more is put to use to condition your home. Instead of having a conventional metal vent pipe, 90%+ units use PVC pipe that runs out the side of your house or through your roof. Depending on city codes and height requirements, you may need a flush mount or “gooseneck” kit installed. Concentric kits are required on your roof in “straight-shot” situations. With a 90%+ furnace replacement, you may notice cooler air coming out of your vents during initial startup. This is only because your unit is using less fuel and saving you money! Call us for more information about 90%+ efficient furnaces.

What’s the cost of a high-efficiency furnace?

According to ConsumerReports.org, a condensing furnace will cost about $1,000 more than a typical gas furnace with an AFUE of 80 percent. This does not include the cost of installation, which may require changes to the ductwork in your home. Total up-front cost will depend on the estimates you get from contractors. BUT… Keep in mind that Veterans Green Jobs charges up to 35% less for our services! Combined with the longer term savings on your gas bill, in the end, you win by investing in an energy efficient furnace.

What does AFUE mean?

All furnaces made in this country must have an “Annual Fuel-Utilization Efficiency” (AFUE) of at least 78 percent. This means that a minimum of 78 percent of the fuel is put to use in the process of heating your home. The rest escapes through the flue. The latest and most efficient gas furnaces have an AFUE as high as 97 percent. By contrast, gas furnaces made in the early 1970s typically have an AFUE of only 65 percent. Replacing these old furnaces can make a significant reduction in your gas bill. Keep in mind that AFUE doesn’t include the heat losses from the duct or piping system, which can account for as much as 35% of the energy for output of the furnace when ducts are leaky or are located in unconditioned spaces like attics or crawl spaces. Proper insulation and duct sealing is recommended for all furnace types.

Why invest in a 90%+ efficient furnace?

Although a high-efficiency furnace will cost more up-front, it costs less to operate each year and will lower your gas bill.

Annual Estimated Savings for Every $100 of Fuel Cost by Increasing Your Heating Equipment Efficiency
Existing System AFUE

New/Upgraded System AFUE

55%

60%

65%

70%

75%

80%

85%

90%

95%

50%

$9.09

$16.76

$23.07

$28.57

$33.33

$37.50

$41.24

$44.24

$47.36

55%

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$8.33

$15.38

$21.42

$26.66

$31.20

$35.29

$38.88

$42.10

60%

—-

—-

$7.69

$14.28

$20.00

$25.00

$29.41

$33.33

$37.80

65%

—-

—-

—-

$7.14

$13.33

$18.75

$23.52

$27.77

$31.57

70%

—-

—-

—-

—-

$6.66

$12.50

$17.64

$22.22

$26.32

75%

—-

—-

—-

—-

—-

$6.50

$11.76

$16.66

$21.10

80%

—-

—-

—-

—-

—-

—-

$5.88

$11.11

$15.80

85%

—-

—-

—-

—-

—-

—-

—-

$5.55

$10.50

90%

—-

—-

—-

—-

—-

—-

—-

—-

$5.30

Source: Energysavers.gov

Suppose you are replacing an old system with an AFUE of 60 percent. A 90 percent efficient furnace replacement will save you $33.33 for every $100 spent on gas. Gas consumption, climate, insulation, and local utility rates determine how quickly your savings will meet up-front cost. In Colorado, a high-efficiency furnace pays for itself. (Veterans Green Jobs can help you calculate the expected annual operating costs of different furnaces.)

In addition, high efficiency furnaces may be eligible for rebates. Click here to learn more about available rebates and incentives!

Cutting your home’s energy use also benefits the environment. According to National Geographic’s environmental website, replacing an old heating system that is 56 percent efficient with a new system that is 90 percent efficient will save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year if the house is heated with gas, or 2.5 tons if it’s heated with oil.