Need to Know: High-Efficiency Heating

When it comes to weather, New Hampshire can be extreme to say the least. Between humid summers and bone-cold winters, affordable comfort is a top priority for homeowners across the state. One easy way to protect your home and your wallet is to make sure your energy equipment is ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.

Why upgrade to high efficiency?

Using higher efficiency heating and cooling systems translates to more e­ffective energy output. This can provide significant benefits for your family’s comfort, your property, and our environment.

  • Lower heating costs
  • Improved year-round comfort
  • Reduced risk of equipment failure
  • Fewer emissions

What makes a system high efficiency?

Each furnace or boiler’s efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). Simply put, this rating represents how much heat the system gives off, taking into account the energy consumed by the system’s operation. High-efficiency heating systems most commonly share these characteristics:

  • 90% to 98.5% AFUE
  • Sealed combustion
  • ENERGY STAR® approval

When is it time to upgrade?

If your current heating system is more than 15 years old, you can save anywhere from 30% to 50% on heating costs by upgrading to new, energy efficient appliances. Installing new equipment is particularly important if your heating system’s stack temperature is over 500°. Downtime between heating seasons is the best time of year to upgrade.

When you transition to high-efficiency oil heat system in the spring you will:

  • Beat the autumn rush, easily schedule installation
  • Take advantage of state rebates
  • Fuel up with oil at lower, off-season rates

Get ahead of the game and upgrade to a high-efficiency heating system this spring to save money for years to come!