Are you a homeowner? Or need a new furnace heading into winter? We invite you to consider a new high efficiency furnace for your home.
Let’s start by defining the phrase “high efficiency.” This refers to the rate at which fuel is converted into heat. A common 10 year old furnace commonly has a 75% efficiency rating, which simply means .75 cents of every heating dollar is used heating your home and .25 cents is wasted. High efficiency models convert up to 97% of fuel into heat, reducing fuel usage and waste. This feature benefits the environment and saves you money. In fact, over a typical heating season, a high efficiency furnace can reduce the cost of heating as much as 10-20 percent. Fuel efficiency also makes your home more safe, as the risk of combustion fires is lower with less fuel build-up over time.
High efficiency furnaces do have a higher initial purchase cost than less efficient models. But here’s where we can help. Climate Control will work with you to find the best manufacturer rebates and tax incentives to save you money on a high efficiency unit. After the initial cost savings on your unit, the lower monthly utility bills make the choice even easier!
Another benefit is that with regular maintenance, a high efficiency furnace can last up to 20 years. Purchasing one now sets you up for decades of energy and utility savings! The cost-benefit comparison just makes sense.
Faced with the decision to buy new HVAC equipment? We can help you find the perfect unit, high-efficiency or otherwise. Call us to schedule a no-commitment visit to assess your current heating unit. Together we’ll find the perfect solution for your needs.
During a summer heat wave, many homeowners find it difficult to keep cool inside. Even customers with fully functioning air conditioners call us for advice! Over the years we have gathered many tips and tricks for keeping interiors cool during extreme heat. Below are 5 tips that you can really use (probably today):
- Keep your system well maintained and tune it annually (see Climate Control’s service agreement options). Regularly maintained systems last longer and run more efficiently. There is real savings in routine maintenance.
- Get a programmable thermostat to manage the temperature while you are away from home. Optional zoned temperature control works by segmenting which portions of your home have similar cooling needs. Zoning is very useful to combat second-floor heat, and in large or older homes with varied temperatures per room.
- Insulation keeps the cool air in your home. You have paid the money to cool the air — keep it in your home as long as you can, by insulating. The first place to start is in the attic.
- Seal your heating and cooling ducts. Again, keep all the cool air from escaping!
- Update your old equipment when it’s time. New, energy-efficient equipment lowers energy costs and has many side benefits, like advanced temperature programming and quieter performance.
Luckily, these same tips apply during Winter too! Follow these simple guidelines and you should be comfortable at home year-round. Please feel free to call us with questions.
Lexington is in for another scorcher! Before the sun burns a hole in your wallet, consider a Service Agreement with Climate Control.
Benefits of our service agreements include:
- lower utility bills
- extended equipment life
- fewer repairs
- improved efficiency & air quality
Read more about our Service Agreement options, starting at only $295 per year!
Heating and cooling systems tend to break down when weather is at its worst — like during a sizzling summer. Ironically, this is when you need your equipment to work at its best. A Climate Control Service Agreement avoids breakdowns while prolonging the life of your equipment. Plus, as a service agreement customer you always receive priority service.
During our service inspections, a Climate Control technician will inspect and clean all portions of your HVAC unit. They will check for leaks and inefficiencies as well as signs of potential indoor air pollution (such as mold). We have a really important job — making this a cool summer for you and your family. And we work hard to earn your trust.
Choose Climate Control to perform maintenance on your furnace or air conditioner before peak energy usage this summer. Pre-scheduling an HVAC maintenance tune-up simply saves you money and energy when you need it — a true win-win! Call us to get started.
Most people know that when you install a geothermal system you can deduct 30% off your Federal taxes of the installed cost whether it is new construction or a retrofit. What many don’t realized is that the 30% deduction is on total installed price which would include any duct work changes, new water heater and even fixing landscaping that the driller had to destroy to pipe into the new geothermal system.
Here at Climate Control we believe in geothermal so much that we installed it in our office. Call us and let us share with you all the benefits of installing a new geothermal system.