Spring is finally here, and the weather in Wilmington is finally warming up. This means that the heater is finally getting a much-needed break. While your heater is probably quickly working its way to the back of your mind, as you focus on opening windows and letting some fresh air in, if you have been contemplating a new one, now is the time. But don’t just go with any home heater. Here are a few benefits of choosing energy efficient heaters.
One of the most obvious benefits of energy efficient heaters is that they help you to save money. The heaters in most older homes only operate at around 65% annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). Which means that you are losing 35% and you are still paying for it! Energy efficient heaters offer ratings of 90% or higher AFUE, and will help you to save thousands of dollars in fuel costs.
Not only are energy efficient heaters good for your bank account, they are also good for the environment. On average, these types of heaters use one third less fuel than older models. This means that you waste less, which helps to conserve our natural resources.
Energy efficient heaters are paired with programmable thermostats for optimal results. These thermostats have Wi-Fi capabilities, giving you total control. They learn your preferences in about a week, providing you with the best, and most efficient, settings. They offer several other features, such as humidity sensors, motion detectors, scheduling and vacation mode. You can even change your settings while you are away from home.
Thanks to modern technology, energy efficient heaters allow optimum comfort, even on the coldest of days. Variable speed motors provide consistent and even air flow throughout your home. Temperatures are better maintained and air impurities are better controlled (with the help of a better filtration system). So, not only are you able to stay warm and cozy, the air you breathe will ultimately be healthier as well.
Energy efficient heaters minimize on and off cycling, with some help from the programmable thermostat. This means that there is less stress on your system. Provided that you properly maintain your heating system, energy efficient heaters will last much longer than older, lower efficiency models.
If it’s high time to replace the old heater in your Wilmington home, Brinson and Sons is here to help. With almost 30 years of experience, we have the expertise to install your new energy efficient heater, providing you with the peace of mind that you will stay comfortable next winter and save on your energy bills. Give us a call today!