Top 5 Benefits of Energy-Efficient Heating Systems
When winter hits, it’s nice to stay warm inside with heating that works well. However, it’s not only important for the heating unit to work well; it needs to be efficient, too. It doesn’t make sense to have a unit that requires extra effort for worse results. An efficient heating system will make you warm and happy. Here are five benefits of an energy-efficient heating system.
1. Less Maintenance
Every furnace requires maintenance. However, an energy-efficient heater will not need to work as hard. This means it won’t wear out as quickly as a normal model. This also means that you may even save some money when it comes to having an HVAC professional come over to the house.
You can handle some of the maintenance yourself to reduce the need for a professional even more. Start by checking the flame in your furnace. You want it to be blue. The flame should not be yellow or orange as that indicates extra oxygen, and you should stay away from the flames. You can also change the filter, blow out the unit, dust, and lubricate.
2. Heat Your Home Quickly
It can be an awful feeling when you walk into a cold home and it takes forever for the house to actually heat up. You want to feel the results as soon as you turn the unit on. Most importantly, an efficient system will be able to heat the entire house.
Even small rooms that never seem to fully get heat will be warm quickly. That’s because an energy-efficient system not only emphasizes the unit’s effectiveness but also the effectiveness of the duct system. Air will flow through the house seamlessly, so you should feel it right away. Of course, you can also get a smart thermostat to change the temperature wherever you are and whenever you want from your smartphone.
3. Prolong the Life of Your Furnace
A new furnace is quite the expenditure. The cost varies based on the size of your home and the unit you decide on, but it will definitely be an investment. You want to keep your furnace in good working condition for as long as possible. An energy-efficient furnace doesn’t need to be used as often. This means that there will be less wear and tear, keeping the furnace lasting as long as possible. Typically, furnaces last about 10-15 years. Energy-efficient furnaces can last 15-20 years or more.
4. Help the Environment
We live in a new world. We are more aware of the effects of our actions on the planet we live on. We are using up resources quicker than we can replenish them, and we are putting pollution into the air.
An energy-efficient furnace uses less electricity. This means that there will be less demand on the utility grid. Therefore, you will put less pollution into the air. It may not seem like one person’s furnace can make a difference, but when everyone makes the move to energy-efficient models, the collective effort will have real positive results.
5. Save Money
One of the most appealing reasons to consider an energy-efficient heating system is how much money you can save. If you are always running your heating system, it’s going to show on your bill. An energy-efficient system will reduce the amount of time that you are running the system, saving you money. In fact, you can save $180 a year on heating just with an efficient unit.
There are a number of other ways to save money, too! Try setting the thermostat a couple of degrees lower than you prefer it. You can also try a programmable thermostat and insulating your home with enhanced wall insulation and energy-saving doors and windows.
If you have an older system, it may be time to get a new one. Yes, this will be an immediate cost. The savings will likely end up making up for the cost of the unit in just a couple of years, however.
When you are ready to warm up to the savings of a new heating system, it’s time to call the professionals at Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling. There are a number of different options out there. We can help you pick the right one for you based on your home, your needs, and the area you live in. Our team is also available for heating and cooling repairs and maintenance, indoor air quality solutions, and ductwork fabrication and installation in the Olathe area. Call us today.