Why Summer Is the Season to Upgrade Your Heating Equipment
When it comes to weather in Connecticut, things can be extreme to say the least. Between humid summers and deep freeze winters, affordable home comfort is a top priority for residents across the state. One easy way to protect your home, your family, and your wallet is to make sure your energy equipment is up to the challenge. This summer, get ahead of the game and assess your home heating equipment to see if it’s time for an upgrade.
Benefits of Upgrading to High Efficiency
Higher efficiency heating systems produce more effective energy output. This can deliver significant benefits for your property’s value, your family’s comfort, and our environment.
- Reduce the need for emergency repair service
- Lower your annual heating costs
- Limit emissions
- Improve your home comfort
How to Tell If a System Is High Efficiency
When comparing heating systems, pay close attention to annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratings. Simply put, this 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
Know When It’s Time to Upgrade
If your current heating system is more than 15 years old, you can save 30% to 50% on heating costs by upgrading to new, energy-efficient appliances. Installing new equipment is particularly important if your heating system’s stack temperature is over 500°. The window between heating seasons is the best time of year to upgrade.
When you transition to a high-efficiency heating system in the summer you can enjoy benefits like these:
- Beat the autumn rush and easily schedule installation
- Take advantage of state rebates
- Fuel up with oil or propane at lower, off-season rates
Don’t get left out in the cold! Upgrade to a high-efficiency heating system this summer to save money and energy for years to come! Contact us to learn more about your upgrade option