Furnaces are still, and probably will be for some time, the most common way to heat a home. Now that winter is over and the warm temperatures are coming back, we want to make sure that you take a second to enjoy the weather and congratulate yourself. You did it! Our winters can be brutal and it’s an accomplishment to make it through winter within a budget.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about the good stuff. Your heating system might be off the hook for now, but you’re going to need it in just a few months. Hot temperatures are on their way, but they’re only temporary. The cold will be back and we need to be prepared!
Today, we’d like to talk about how homeowners can save on upgrading their furnaces. Our team has numerous strategies and incentives that can help homeowners with their next furnace installation in Strongsville, OH.
1. Explore Your Options
First off, there are two distinct options that you should know about when you’re looking to install a new furnace. Just because you’ve been using a gas furnace doesn’t mean you have to install another one because that’s how it’s always been. Electric furnaces are great options and they’re even more efficient than they used to be.
Gas furnaces are wonderful options for homes that already have access to natural gas, and in areas where gas is an affordable option. They’re powerful, efficient, and they get the job done.
Electric furnaces are still great options though, and they can be even better for homeowners on a strict budget or in areas where electricity is cheap. Electric furnaces usually cost less to install than gas furnaces.
Also, don’t feel like you’re stuck choosing a furnace! We also can install a heat pump, ductless system, and other heating units that can keep you comfortable.
2. Tax Credits, Rebates, Promotions, and More!
There’s a hidden truth about heating systems that many homeowners don’t think about. Local municipalities and manufacturers want you to purchase high-efficiency systems. For your town, a high-efficiency, new heating system means you’ll be drawing less energy or fuel from local sources. For manufacturers, this is an incentive to keep developing newer and better technologies that homeowners can use.
Tax credits and rebates are great things to investigate when you’re looking at upgrading your heating system. Our team offers unique promotions depending on the season or holiday, so make sure you keep up to date with our schedule! Why not sign up for our email list to stay on top of things?
3. Learn About AFUE or HSPF Ratings
AFUE and HSPF ratings are great ways to see how efficient your next heating installation will be. Remember, the higher the efficiency level of a heater, the more you’ll cut down on energy consumption and costs over time.
AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency, and HSPF stands for heating seasonal performance factor. The higher this number is, the more efficient the heating system will be. Hopefully, this info can help you choose the right system for your home.
For a heating upgrade, make sure you call Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We’ve got your back!