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How Can a Furnace Replacement Make My Home More Efficient...While Saving Money?

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Is your heating system more than 10 years old? The older your furnace or boiler gets, the less efficient it becomes. The efficiency of an older system can range anywhere from 50% to 70%, whereas more modern heating systems can achieve up to 99% efficiency while potentially cutting your heating bills in half.

When is It Time for a Heating System Inspection or Furnace Replacement?

Is your heating system making loud noises?Time for a tune-up, or possibly a furnace replacement. Parts may wear out or loosen over time, causing the system to misfire or malfunction. A qualified service technician should perform a full heating system inspection.

Is your home humidity too low? An outdated system can cause the dry winter air that not only irritates your sinuses, but also dries out furniture, wood cabinetry, and floors.

Frustrated with dust and pollen getting into your home? The problem could be leaky duct work. Properly designed duct systems distribute air evenly throughout the home to keep rooms at a comfortable temperature. Older and leaky ducts can pull dust and particles from attics, basements, and crawl spaces and redistribute them throughout your home. Sealing ducts will help reduce costs and make your heating system more efficient.

Aerosealing® tackles leaky ducts from the inside. This patented technology puts escaping air under pressure and causes polymer particles to stick to the edges of leaks and then to each other to seal the leaks. There is no need for cleaning prior to Aerosealing®, and this technology lasts more than ten years. The benefits include:

  • No lingering odors or off-gasses
  • The vinyl polymer is safe
  • It can seal holes up to ½ inch across
  • Seals ducts airtight
  • Improves indoor air quality
  • Keeps your home warm in the winter and cool during hot summer months

Do you leave home for long periods of time? Programmable thermostats are an energy-efficient solution. WiFi models are now available as well, and can be controlled right from your smart phone.

Ready to make your home more efficient? A great place to start is by having a Home Energy Audit completed on your home. This 3-4 hour service provides a complete safety inspection, pipe insulation, and replacement of regular bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs. It’s backed by Energize CTSM and currently offers homeowners rebates and incentives. During a home energy audit, we can also make recommendations if it’s time for a furnace replacement. Contact Homestead Comfort today!