October 24, 2018
Living in New England, you know how important it is to be ready for the most extreme temperatures. We’re already experiencing the first cold snap of fall, and winter weather will be here before we know it! One easy way to protect your home, your family, and your wallet from winter’s chill is to make sure your home heating equipment is up to snuff.
Why upgrade to high efficiency?
Using higher efficiency heating equipment translates to more effective energy consumption. This can provide significant benefits for your property, your comfort, and our environment.
- Savings on annual heating costs
- Improved comfort
- Reduced risk of equipment failure
- Fewer emissions
Not to mention, higher efficiency air conditioning systems provide the same rewards during the warmer months!
So, what makes a system high efficiency?
Each furnace or boiler’s efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). Simply put, this rating represents how much heat the system gives off, taking into account the energy consumed by the system’s operation. High-efficiency heating systems most commonly share these characteristics:
- 90% to 98.5% AFUE
- Sealed combustion
- ENERGY STAR® approval
How do I know when it’s time to upgrade?
If your current heating system is more than 15 years old, you can save anywhere from 30% to 50% by upgrading to a new, energy-efficiency appliance. Installing new equipment is particularly important if your heating system’s stack temperature over 500°.
Want to learn more about adding a new high-efficiency heating system to your home? Contact Sandri to get a quote and install your new equipment before winter is here to stay!