Equal Opportunity Heating

Your kids are asking you to turn down the heat – it’s so hot in their room! Meanwhile, you sit shivering after putting on your 3rd fleece and drinking your 4th cup of tea. Instead of labeling your rooms, “Dining room,” “Kitchen,” “bedroom” and “kids’ Bathroom,” your rooms are referred to as: ‘the frigid room of ROCKVILLE,” “the steambath of SILVER SPRING,” “the freezerama of Frederick” and the “Boiler of bethesda.” In short, your home is not heating evenly and it may be time for a change.

If you live in a MARYLAND home built before 1978, a high-efficiency gas furnace may be an ideal choice for you.

WHY A high efficiency gas furnace?


A two stage furnace with a variable speed blower features a quiet, efficient, durable blower and boasts and added level of comfort. A variable speed blower boasts a wider RPM (Rotations Per MINUTE), thereby providing a more even distribution of heat and added comfort for you and your family throughout the year.


Today’s high efficiency furnaces consume at least 30% less fuel than older furnaces. A central furnace or boiler’s efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). An AFUE of 90 -95% (typical of most high-efficiency gas furnaces) means that 90-95% of the energy in the fuel becomes heat for the home and the other 5-10% become exhaust gases that escape through the chimney or elsewhere.

Love the environment and conservation but also need to conserve your budget? Mid-efficiency models offer an 80% AFUE; they still conserve energy at a lower cost.


Three words:   electronic ignition technology. Unlike the pilot light, which continuously burns in typical lower efficiency furnaces and wastes a great deal of energy, electronic spark ignition technology is activated only if and when the furnace is actually engaged.  The electronic ignition technology allows for a higher AFUE and, consequently a far lower energy bill over time.

Annual Estimated Savings for Every $100 of Fuel Costs by Increasing Your Heating Equipment Efficiency*

high efficiency furnace costs

With thanks to:  https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/furnaces-and-boilers

4) You may be required to buy one in a few years anyway: 

Industry experts report that The U. S. Department of Energy is likely to mandate the installation of high efficiency gas furnaces in many states by 2019.

Convinced a high efficiency system is for you?

Let AMS help you find the best system for you and install it safely.  We work carefully to ensure that there are no cracks in the heat exchange that might release dangerous carbon monoxide.  We will install carbon monoxide detectors in accordance with the Maryland hvac code to make your house warm and safe.