FYI....my system to be installed in March.... G61V-36B-07? | XC21-024-230 | Harmony III 4 Zones | Aprilaire 8870 thermostats | Aprilaire 600 humifier | PureAir |
I will be getting my new Lennox solution installed in the near future. Since first receiving the first quote from him, I was told that the furnance had gone from 94.1% efficiency to 95%. I thought....great!!! Now I will qualify for the $150 federal tax credit.
Then I did some research.
The 94.1% efficiency model is the G61MPV-36B-070 and the 95% efficiency model is the G61MPV-36B-071.
The GAMA EAE energy efficiency on the blower motor went from 301 to 582 kWh/yr???
The CEE air performance level which is an electricity use rating went from 1.51% (under their guideline of 2%) to 2.94%.
Looking at day one costs I gain the $150 tax credit but lose a $50 local rebate which is for efficiency 350 and under. So I'm plus $100.
But what am I looking at long term? Is it smart to go up to the 95% furnace despite the fact that the more the blower motor runs, the more electricity costs I'll have?
Is there any other drawbacks to the new model I should be aware of?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide,