Reasons to Upgrade Your Heating System This Spring
Spring has sprung in New Hampshire. As you ready for warmer temperatures, your heating oil or gas heating equipment is probably the last thing on your mind. Don’t forget about it just yet! If you are due for a heating system upgrade, spring is the perfect time to schedule your installation. Reinvesting your winter energy savings into new high-efficiency heating can help you save money today and tomorrow.
How is your current heating system performing?
First, think back on the previous heating season. This winter was challenging for all of us. How did your equipment hold up? If you remember any of these warning signs, it could be time for a replacement:
Strange noises or smells
Unexplainably high energy bills
Increased repair frequency
If your heating system is 15 years or older, you can save up to 30% on annual energy costs with a newer model!
What are the benefits of a high-efficiency upgrade?
Each furnace or boiler’s efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). This rating represents how much heat the system gives off and how much energy is consumed by the system’s operation. Most high-efficiency heating systems have an AFUE rating of 90% to 98.5%, which means more effective output created by using less energy. Not only will a high-efficiency heating system help you save energy, but it will also provide these benefits:
Reduced risk of breakdowns
Lower annual heating costs
Better home comfort
Improved indoor air quality
Why schedule an installation in the spring?
Most homeowners wait until the fall to schedule an installation. Take advantage of the offseason to schedule your appointment at your convenience. Your heating provider is more likely to have availability that fits with your busy schedule. By the time cold temps return, you’ll rest easy knowing that your system is ready.