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Do ENERGY STAR qualified furnaces save on your electricity bills as well gas/oil/propane? Follow

Yes.  ENERGY STAR qualified furnaces are required to have an efficient fan which blows the hot air through the ducts. These efficient fans will save electricity in addition to fuel in the winter.  Also, if you have central air conditioning, the fan will save you money in the summer as well becuase the same fan blows the cold air through the ducts.  See the table below for a breakdown of savings.

Table 1: Fuel and Electricity Savings for ENERGY STAR Qualified Furnaces[1]

Type of Furnace

Annual Fuel Savings (MMBtu)

Annual Fuel Savings ($)

Annual Electric Savings (kWh)

Annual Electric Savings ($)

Total Savings ($)

Additional Annual Electric Savings with Central AC (kWh)

Additional Annual Electric Savings with Central AC ($)

Potential Annual Total Savings with Central AC ($)

North Gas

7.6

$80

132

$14

$94

35

$4

$98

South Gas

2.5

$26

93

$10

$36

88

$10

$46

Oil

2.5

$55

101

$11

$66

27

$3

$69

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