When money is tight, where should you invest when you want to increase your home’s efficiency?
An energy audit's the surefire way to maximize investment, but there are some tried-and-true basics.
A high-efficiency furnace is a good investment; they can shave more than $500 a year on heating bills if your current furnace is more than 20 years old.
An aging air conditioning system can also suck up energy dollars and replacements are eligible for government credits and rebates.
Switching from a standard hot water system to a tankless (on-demand) hot water system can slash $150 or more from annual costs for a family of four. The systems cost about $3,000 installed.
Heat Pump technology is a significant energy reducing step for your home. A heat pump can deliver 1.5 to 3 times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. This is because heat pumps move heat rather than converting it from a fuel. Air-source heat pumps are ideal for our climate.
If you need or want to replace existing ducted furnace in Chesapeake, VA, a heat pump is a good choice. If your existing furnace is ductless, a ductless mini-split heat pump provides a very efficient alternative.
A heat recovery ventilator or other ventilation system is also an essential investment for humidity control and healthy indoor air.
Despite the range of upgrade possibilities, there are solutions that can help you save money. contact Central Plumbing and Heating for more information.
Original article – Vancouver Sun