Did you know that about half of the energy use in your home goes toward heating and cooling? That makes keeping your home at a comfortable temperature one of, if not the highest energy expense you have.
What if there was a way you could dramatically reduce the amount of energy needed to heat your home – even during the coldest New England months – without having to sacrifice quality, comfort or service? That’s exactly what you can get by choosing a high efficiency gas heating system.
Let’s take a look at a few of the many benefits this particular type of Massachusetts heating system can have for your home or business.
First and foremost, the beauty of a high efficiency gas heating system is that it operates with much less waste. While older systems run at around 65% AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency), newer high efficiency models boast ratings of 90% or higher. In fact, the money you invest in a new system could easily be recovered in energy savings over the course of just a couple of years. Not only is this great news for your wallet, but it’s also much better for the environment.
Unlike older Massachusetts heating systems, high efficiency gas setups feature modulating gas valves, variable-speed technology and other advanced features, which are designed to deliver more consistent temperature and even heating throughout your home or business. This, along with programmable thermostats which come standard with most new systems, allows much greater control over temperature and zone to optimize energy usage, maximize comfort and keep costs down.
Peace and Quiet
Many of the older Massachusetts heating systems are notoriously loud and clunky. Today’s modern gas systems, on the other hand, have been designed with this in mind. That’s why they are built using high-tech materials that absorb sound and operate with almost no detectable noise. Compared to older models, high efficiency gas systems are designed to be felt but not heard.
Better for the Environment
As mentioned, the less energy you consume, the less of an impact your Massachusetts heating system will have on the environment. What’s more, with an enhanced filtration system, they also feature much better air flow. In addition to more regulated temperatures, having a more consistent air flow also helps to improve the quality of the air itself, reducing impurities, preventing mold and creating a much healthier breathing environment in your home or business.
More Bang for Your Buck
Because high efficiency gas heating systems minimize the number of on-off cycles, they typically require less major repairs (provided they are adequately maintained). That means they tend to last longer than lower efficiency systems. Additionally, because HVAC systems are high on the list of priorities for prospective home buyers, having a high efficiency system can increase the resale value of your home and possibly even help you sell it faster.
So, now that you know some of the many benefits of this type of Massachusetts home heating system, the next logical question is whether or not it’s time to consider replacing you existing system. Generally speaking, the age of your current setup should indicate whether it’s time for an upgrade. For example, if your system is more than 20 years old, investing in a new high efficiency model is recommended.
If your current system is younger – anywhere between 10 and 20 years old – and you are tired of dealing with inconsistent performance and ridiculously high heating bills, we recommend scheduling a professional assessment. We can help you determine whether a repair might suffice, or if a replacement would be a better investment.
Given the fact that experts are predicting a bitter cold and snowy New England winter, the time to evaluate your Massachusetts home heating system is now. Call us today at 978-433-5373 to schedule an appointment, or fill out our estimate form to discuss your needs and receive a free, no-obligation quote. We’d love to help make your cold New England winter warm and comfortable!