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Is it Time to Replace Your Old Heater With a High-Efficiency Option?

First, the good news. The need to heat your home is with natural gas or heating oil is coming to an end.  Thankfully, summer is almost here. While it is too soon to predict what heating costs will be next winter, it is not too soon to purchase a high-efficiency oil burner.

There are many ways you can invest in your home to increase its energy efficiency and cut your heating costs.  By investing in a high performance oil burner, the savings are easier than you think.  If your oil burner is an older model – 20 years or more, upgrading to a high efficiency oil-fired furnace will save you a large sum on your monthly heating costs. Newer oil furnaces have efficiencies that can achieve a 95 percent rating on the AFUE efficiency scale and are Energy Star 4.0 listed.

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) measures a furnace or boiler’s efficiency in converting the energy in its fuel to heat over a year. The higher the AFUE rating, the more economical the furnace. So, a furnace with an AFUE rating of 95% requires much less fuel to heat your home than one with an 80% AFUE rating. Although higher efficiency furnaces cost more initially, they save you money on heating costs every year.

Here’s why a  high-efficiency furnace may be worth the money:

  • Increasing gas and oil prices: Natural gas and oil prices have been rising in 2022. Your savings can be significant with a more energy-efficient model
  • Cleaner air: Your home will generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions with an energy-efficient heater and that is better for the environment
  • Reliable consistent heat: A new furnace is less likely to break down. If problems arise, the manufacturer’s warranty will cover them

If you’re considering replacing or upgrading your heating unit to a high-efficiency model, call Gervais.  We can make sure that you select a high efficiency a high-efficiency furnace that is the right size for you.

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