Are you thinking about upgrading the heater in your Little Rock, Arkansas, home? A new heater can help you save money in several ways. Consider these valuable perks that come with installing a new heater in your home.
Increasing Your Energy Efficiency Rating
Furnaces receive an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating that explains how efficient the product is. This number is a percentage that tells you how much of the furnace’s energy is converted to heat that you can enjoy and how much of the energy is lost. A rating of 85 means that 15% of the energy is lost and 85% becomes heat. Upgrading to a furnace with a higher AFUE will help you reduce your energy bills immediately.
Offering Variable Comfort
Today’s furnaces have innovative features that may not have been available when you purchased your last system. Look for a variable-speed furnace. This means that the blower motor can operate at a variety of speeds suited to your comfort needs. Single-speed furnaces are either on or off, while dual-speed systems have a high setting and low setting to cycle between. A variable-speed installation is best. It uses less energy and provides more customization over your comfort.
Providing More Control Over Temperatures
If you upgrade your thermostat alongside your heater, you can access a wealth of new control options for your system. A smart thermostat will let you program settings based on the time of day and day of the week. Some thermostats even track your usage and automatically make adjustments to help you pay less on your energy bills.
If you’d like to learn more about the options available for modern heating systems, give Freyaldenhoven Heating and Cooling a call. We’ll assess your home’s size and structure and provide you with recommendations for a new heating installation that suit your budget, comfort needs, and energy efficiency goals so you can enjoy a warm and cozy home that ultimately costs you less.
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