Home heating system upgrades not only help you save energy but money too.
Since energy prices in the world market are not stable, it pays to invest in an energy-efficient home heating system. Upgrading or replacing your current furnace or boiler to a modern and energy efficient condensing boiler can let you save thousands of dollars without compromising your home heating.
Are you aware that as much as 60% of the average energy expenditure of all household is for hot water and heating? In America, it translates to around $1,200 to $1,400 energy cost each year. The cost of heating is dependent on two elements:
- The cost of energy.
- Your home heating system’s energy efficiency.
However, we cannot control energy costs, and its price is not stable because it is a global commodity. Thus, we have no choice but to pay how much these big energy companies charge us, who want nothing more than to increase their profits and have us pay ludicrously high energy bills.
But you’d probably be happy to know that homeowners still have little control. It is in our power to choose what heating system we purchase and the kind of fuel we use to operate it. It is practical to choose a system that uses the most affordable fuel you can get your hands on in your area. What many of us don’t know is that home heating systems are continually being developed, meaning they can generate the same amount of heat without burning too much fuel.
Installing a new energy-efficient heating system can lower your monthly utility costs as well as reduce your overall carbon footprint. It is possible for you to save around $500 to $700 each year by letting go of your old system and replacing it with a highly efficient condensing boiler instead. And you can easily integrate your new home heating system to your old one, whether it is a boiler or furnace, oil burning or fuel burning.
Now, how do you know your boiler or furnace is energy efficient? It’s simple. Units older than 10-15 years is not energy efficient.
For you to find out what a condensing boiler is from a non-condensing one, just look at its flue or exhaust sticking out from the outdoor wall. Also, check the kind of waste it releases into the atmosphere.
For plastic flues letting out a visible steam once the boiler is running, then you have a condensing boiler. On the other hand, if it’s metal and there’s no visible steam, it’s a non-condensing boiler. They release much hotter gasses that we can’t see with our naked eye, yet capable of melting plastic flues.
A condensing boiler is not complicated to use and is a reliable home heating system. They have bigger heat exchangers, and you can drain away the condensed water that’s the by-product of the condensing process. You shouldn’t be worried about this if a professional installer was the one who fitted your home heating system.
Over time, you can save thousands of dollars by making this upgrade, so wait no longer. Now is the best time to act to free yourself from the constant worries of high global energy prices and the even more disturbing repercussions of global warming.