Residential Heating

The efficiency of the heating system in your home has a direct impact on the amount of money you spend on your electric bill. Today, more and more people are leaning toward environmentally friendly options, which come with the added bonus of great savings. If you’re looking to upgrade your furnace, or you are building a new home and in the process of deciding on a heating system, you will want to ensure that you choose the system that can heat the home efficiently.  This will not only cost you less in the long run, but it will also produce less pollutants.

Where to Start

The first step to determining which heating system to install in your home is to contact a professional. We are a great option, as we operate with the environment in mind and are always looking to introduce our clients new ways to improve the efficiency of their home heating systems. We’re also familiar with all the top brands of furnaces, and can provide you with in depth information on which systems would best suit your needs.

What Makes a Furnace Great

Many homeowners are becoming more and more conscious of the energy efficiency of major appliances they install in your homes. They're not only thinking about the possibility of immediate savings, but about the long term as well. In fact, many savvy homeowners are now choosing heating systems that will also increase the value of their homes.

What to Look For

When shopping for a new furnace, it is important to consider the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of the system. The AFUE will give you a better idea of how efficient the appliance is, and what performance you can expect throughout the year. New furnaces are required to display their AFUE so that homeowners can easily make informed purchasing decisions. While they are often pricier, condensing furnaces typically have a better AFUE, and may be worth considering when evaluating both short and long-term savings.

Older Furnaces vs Modern Furnaces

AFUE has drastically improved in recent years, so modern furnaces have a higher AFUE than older units. With an older unit, you may be looking at an AFUE of anywhere between 56% and 70%, whereas a newer unit has the capability of achieving up to 99% efficiency. This 99% efficiency rate means that the majority of the fuel is converted into useful heat - something that is difficult for older units to achieve. In addition, older units can cause homeowners unnecessary stress as the unit nears the end of its life expectancy, You don't want a system that gives out just when you need it the most. Another problem with older systems is that they often leave homeowners with excessive bills, while not being able to adequately heat the home. So If the furnace in your home is aging, it may be wise to opt for a newer model to take advantage of the added savings and comfort that it will bring into your home.

Not Ready to Give Up on Your Furnace Just Yet?

If you’re not quite ready to pull the trigger on a new furnace, modifications can be made to your old system in order to increase its efficiency. When determining whether or not retrofitting is the best option, it is important to weigh the cost of any potential upgrades against the cost of purchasing an entirely new unit.

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