September 28, 2016
Fall is here and the temps are getting colder. If you haven’t turned the heat on, you will soon. How old is your boiler? Have you been putting off replacing it? Now is the time before Old Man Winter sets in here in New England.
As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort.
Although older boiler systems had efficiencies in the range of 56%–70%, modern conventional heating systems can achieve efficiencies as high as 97%, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home. Energy efficiency upgrades and a new high-efficiency heating system can often cut your fuel bills and your furnace’s pollution output in half. Upgrading your furnace or boiler from 56% to 90% efficiency in an average cold-climate house will save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year if you heat with gas, or 2.5 tons if you heat with oil. If your boiler is old, worn out, inefficient, or significantly oversized, the simplest solution is to replace it with a modern high-efficiency model. Old coal burners that were switched over to oil or gas are prime candidates for replacement, as well as gas furnaces with pilot lights rather than electronic ignitions.
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Contact us today to learn more.
Jim Lavallee Plumbing
Serving Eastern Massachusetts and the Boston area
Phone: Toll-free (888) 884-4122
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Everything you need to know about home heating — from how heating systems work and the different types on the market to what to look for when replacing your system and proper maintenance.| Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
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Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out the different types of water heaters on the market and will help you figure out how to select the best model for your home. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity.