While terribly not exciting, the new furnace is certainly a welcome addition. I'm looking forward to it being warmer than 60 for my morning shower. Along with it we got a new A/C unit since we found out the two current ones are 30 years old. Installation is Friday morning, so I've taken the day off to sit and read blogs and drink coffee while the guys do their thing.
The upside of a down (or just recovering) economy is that there are incentives galore. A rebate of $1500 from AB May when you buy a whole system, and a $1200 tax credit from Uncle Sam for improved efficiency. And since they couldn't repair our 20 year old furnace (parts unavailable), the home warranty kicked in $2000 toward a replacement. Finally for KC residents, if your air conditioner is old and inefficient enough, KCP&L may have $800 for you to use toward a replacement. As with everything, conditions must be met and restrictions apply.
The Lennox Signature series is pretty nice. SilentComfort technology and a fully insulated cabinet make for quiet operation. The two stage variable speed operation runs on low 80% of the time, increasing only when necessary. The low-speed fan provides a consistent, continuous flow of warm air. The 80% efficiency should be plenty when we get new windows and insulation in all the walls.
I'll have a performance review for you this weekend!