The choice to reduce your business’ or home’s heating bills does not necessarily mean that you have to convert to gas. There are some oil companies offering heating oil mixed with biodiesel fuel that can help you reduce your use of foreign oil and there are other ways to reduce your utility bill as well. If total replacement is not feasible there are a number of things you can do to make the unit more efficient.
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Having a damper installed can prevent warm air from escaping through the chimney while the boiler isn’t burning. Steam boilers benefit the most by adding this to your system. If you have been taking steps to make your home more efficient with new insulation, windows and weather stripping you may not need as big a boiler. Instead of full replacement you could have the current nozzle replaced with a smaller one.
These minor adjustments are much less expensive than a full conversion but will create limitations with how much you can really expect to save. If you do replace your boiler there are features that increase savings even in your use of electricity. Today’s furnaces come with variable speeds that can make them quieter and more efficient. There is a smart feature available on some furnaces that can monitor your home and make adjustments that will use less electricity than more traditional furnaces.
The Lorain County HVAC contractor has been installing and maintaining boilers and furnaces since 1957. You can schedule an appointment online for a performance check at your home or business to get suggestions for the most appropriate ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs. The performance check is being offered right now at a $20 savings so you can begin saving right away and continue saving for the foreseeable future.
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The fuel burned to provide heat for your home is the primary expense on your energy bills in the winter. The two most common sources of fuel used to heat homes in Lorain County are oil and natural gas. If your home is one of the many still heated by oil it may be time to consider changing to a natural gas heater. The fact is natural gas is more plentiful in North America and there is less danger of pollution with this type of fuel.
The government has once again discussed weaning America from its dependence on foreign oil. The government has been giving rebates and tax incentives for going green to businesses and homeowners for some time now. Scheduling an appointment with a Lorain County HVAC professional can provide you with the details on how you may be able to take advantage of these programs.
Natural gas may not be renewable, but it does burn cleaner than oil. The pressure on the oil supply that dramatically drove up the cost over the last few years is still with us. This means that converting to a more efficient gas burning furnace can save you money each month on utility bills without having to sacrifice your family’s comfort during the winter. Upgrading to a natural gas heater also eliminates the worry of an oil tank leak and the clean up problems that can stem from a leak.
The Lorain County HVAC contractor is familiar with both types of furnaces and can advise you as to how much this conversion can save you in monthly bills going forward. If you are contemplating a heater upgrade you should contact a Lorain County HVAC professional to discuss what type of heater might be best for you.
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