Ways To Save On Heating Costs

heating_costs.jpgDid you know that by replacing your old gas furnace with a new high-efficiency furnace your family could save on heating costs this winter? 

The efficiency of your furnace can make a major difference in your energy bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) heating and cooling account for approximately 56 % of the energy used in a typical U.S. home - the portion for heating is about 30%. If you can squeeze more efficiency out of your heating equipment you can make a major dent in your monthly energy bills.

Do you know how old your furnace is? Does it appear rusty or old? Is it the original furnace from when the home was built?  If you don’t know the approximate date of manufacture it may be time to replace your old furnace with a high-efficiency model.

How energy-efficient is your furnace? The measurement for furnace fuel efficiency is called an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating. All new furnaces are posted with this rating, in the form of a yellow “Energy Guide” label that’s required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This AFUE rating is the ratio of the furnace’s annual fossil fuel that is converted into usable heat.

Reese Services can install a high efficiency furnace in your home today. The Bryant Preferred Series Variable and Multi-Speed Gas Furnace offer 80 +% AFUE rating. A Variable feature offers a two-stage operation that allows for a longer, more even heating cycles on a lower stage. Another feature is the Multi-Speed blower to fill cold spots in your home.  Georgia residents that have milder winters may find that a low stage of heating is usually all that is needed.

If you have a high efficiency furnace then maintain its productivity with routine servicing. Contact us to today to service your furnace if you have not recently had a routine maintenance check.