If you live in Western New York and are considering a replacement for your old heating system, you would be well advised to consider the most efficient HVAC heating / cooling systems that are currently available.
You should obviously expect to pay more pay a little more for a more efficient furnace, but you will realize much larger energy cost savings over time - modern furnaces last for many years and you can expect to save $1000's over the long-term!. You will also be able to take pride in the fact that you are doing your bit to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are now recognized to be a major cause of global warming!
Condensing Furnace Technology - Today's High-Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces, can provide your home with ideal heating comfort while using less energy than older furnaces. Modern High-Efficiency Natural Gas (or LP-Fired) Furnaces use Heat Exchangers to extract additional heat from the furnace exhaust gases. This causes condensation of water from the exhaust gases - so these furnaces are often referred to as Condensing Furnaces.
The energy efficiency of modern natural gas furnaces is measured by Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency or AFUE (measured in %). The higher the AFUE percentage, the more efficient the furnace:
Depending on the age of your exisiting furnace, it may typically be anywhere from 62%-95% efficient. If your furnace is not a modern high efficiency furnace you would be wise to replace it with a newer unit that will quickly yield very significant cost savings.
An ENERGY STAR label on a furnace, indicates that the unit represents an excellent energy-wise choice. Only furnaces that are exceptional in the area of energy efficiency (AFUE rating of 95% or more for NY State) earn the ENERGY STAR label.
Thanks to its high-tech design, an Energy Star rated natural gas furnace squeezes more heat out of every heating dollar. For every dollar you spend on energy, it produces 95+ cents worth of heat, which could save you up to 33% (95% AFUE - 62% AFUE) in energy and related energy costs.
The high-efficiency of an Energy Star rated furnace will also help to insulate you from increasing energy prices. So when buying a new furnace, choose the most efficient unit that your budget allows for. Once it’s installed, take care of it and it will take care of lowering your heating costs for a very long time.
Adema Heating & Air Conditioning can help you calculate the savings a high-efficiency furnace can bring you, based on your exisiting system.
Did you know that electronic ignition has replaced the continuous burning pilot light in natural gas furnaces? This technical advance saves energy by producing a safe and efficient means of igniting the burner when the thermostat calls for heat, and it also saves the headache of having to go to the basement and re-light the pilot on a freezing day.
A modern Programmable Thermostat gives you the ability to automatically lower your home's temperature a few degrees while you are out during the day and overnight while you are sleeping. This small change will have no impact on your comfort, but can save you $100's over the long-term. Programmable Thermostats are relatively inexpensive to buy and easily installed, call Adema to find the right Programmable Thermostat for your heating & cooling system.
When your furnace operates at peak efficiency, it uses less energy and costs less to operate. Adema Heating & Air Conditioning can perform an Annual Maintenance Check on your furnace and air conditioning systems to ensure they are operating at peak efficiency.
Clean or replace the Air Filter on your forced-air furnace every 1-2 months. A dirty air filter reduces airflow and makes your furnace run longer to give generate the same amount of heat.
Allow for Unobstructed Airflow near your hot air registers, return air grills, radiators, and baseboard heaters. Make sure that your furniture, rugs, or drapes are not blocking your heating vents or cold air returns.
Seal the seams of your furnace ducting with aluminum foil tape, not duct tape!
When selecting a new furnace, ask yourself these questions:
Although you can’t see the air and temperature within your home, you can feel it. It affects you every day. A modern high-quality Furnace can provide optimal comfort within your home, despite changing weather conditions outside.
The HVAC Experts at ADEMA HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING can help you choose the optimum furnace for your home, that will maintain your comfort and will actually return on your investment by significantly reducing your heating bills year after year after year...
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