Although the number of homes heated by clean, renewable solar energy is growing, the majority still rely on fossil fuels (natural gas and fuel oil) or even electricity generated by nuclear and coal-fired power plants.
While the long term costs of any of these fuels continues to rise, it’s becoming increasingly expensive to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer months. Fossil fuel combustion also contributes to climate change, as well as acid rain and air pollution.
Concern for these issues has caused many people to consider replacing old, inefficient furnaces with more energy-efficient, eco-friendly models.
Is your furnace more than 15 years old or frequently in need of costly repairs? Are you planning to add on to your home and need to upgrade your furnace to heat the additional space? Consider connecting with the professionals at aplusair.ca Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation.
An energy-efficient furnace will cut your utility bill, saving hundreds of dollars a year. They can also help improve the air quality of your home. A reputable qualified and certified contractor will take the time to calculate your heating needs according to the industry standard. Such calculations take into account the climate and the size, design and construction of your house.
Efficiency matters. Natural gas is the most common heating fuel and the least expensive. How efficiently a furnace converts gas into heating energy is reflected in its annual fuel-utilization-efficiency (AFUE) rating, which is measured as a percentage. The higher the number, the better. This means the more heat the furnace can generate. And since efficient furnaces generate fewer emissions, environmental considerations might also influence your final decision. Some new models achieve 97 per cent which is, for all intent and purpose almost total efficiency.
At aplusair.ca Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation they want to help you make informed decisions when it comes to the comfort and enjoyment of your home. With expert staff and second-to-none service, they can provide all your residential, commercial or institutional heating and cooling solutions. For more information, visit www.aplusair.ca.