Did you know that in most Indiana area homes, half of the energy used comes from heating and cooling? In fact, it is by far the largest energy expense and the reason why energy efficient heating and cooling systems could have such a sizeable impact on your bills. With warmer weather in sight, Home Comfort Experts put together our answers …
For homeowners on a budget, a furnace upgrade can be a financial strain. But so can paying excessively high utility bills to run a furnace that wastes energy. Here are three ways to get the most for your money when you’re making a furnace upgrade on a budget:
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average family spends $2,200 in energy costs annually, with 46 percent of that going toward heating and cooling the home. Homeowners can trim these costs by choosing their HVAC contractor carefully.
If you are shopping for a new heating and cooling system, you probably already know about the differences in energy efficiency among the options on the market. Ratings such as SEER (for air conditioners) and AFUE (for furnaces) are similar to the mpg ratings on cars; choose a higher rating, and the HVAC system will consume less energy.
If you are looking for a way to lower your heating bills without sacrificing comfort, you may want to consider installing a dual-fuel system. These systems combine an electric heat pump with a gas- or oil-powered furnace to provide an energy-efficient heating solution.
Deciding whether to repair or replace your furnace can be difficult. On one hand, the high upfront cost of a brand-new furnace can be daunting. At the same time, a number of benefits come along with a new furnace, including lower energy costs, improved comfort, reduced environmental impact, quieter operation and fewer breakdowns.
When the time comes to change your air filter, you want to choose the best possible product. One size won’t fit all, and efficiency levels vary, which can make choosing difficult for most northern Indiana and southwest Michigan homeowners. With that in mind, let’s simplify the process by taking a closer look at the efficiency rating known as MERV, and …
When it comes to reducing our energy consumption, we don’t always know where to look. We may be sending part of our bank accounts out the door, windows, flue or attic. There are various was to determine how to best increase our energy efficiency. One way is by having an energy audit.
Have you ever looked at your electric bill or fuel statement and wished you could make it go down instead of up? If you’re serious about getting in on some energy savings, there’s a great website you should visit. It’s totally anonymous; you don’t give your name, and no one will call. But it’s designed for your specific area. It’s …
As a homeowner, you may assume that you need both a furnace and an air conditioner to maintain the comfort level in your home throughout the seasons. Heat pumps can do the work of both–so that you experience warm air in winter months and cool air in summer months–in one convenient system.
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