Heating your home is a pretty substantial investment, whether you’re installing a new furnace to replace a defunct unit, or putting in an entirely new system.
The average cost of a new furnace in the Philadelphia area in 2017 is $5,326, although some units can be as high as $10,000. The cost of a high efficiency furnace all depends on the type of system you choose and the brand you buy.
Heating and cooling accounts for more than 50 percent of your home’s energy usage, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Every so often, life throws us a small, unpleasant curve.
You bite into a shiny red apple, and find out it’s bland and pulpy inside. You congratulate yourself for leaving early for work, only to run into construction.
Or you fire up your gas furnace, but only feel cold air blowing out.
There are some things in life where it’s easy to tell when something’s gone wrong.
You know when your car has a flat tire. You know when milk has gone bad. You know when you’re getting a cold.
But when it comes to your hot water heater, it’s often not that easy to tell when it’s time for a new unit, unless you know what to look for.
Keeping your home warm through the winter can be tricky, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Depending on your heating system, the average heating bill can be in the hundreds or even thousands.
When it comes to picking a gas furnace, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.
A heating system that’s too big can be a waste of energy, and might require extra-large duct work, further hurting your energy savings. On the other end of the spectrum, a furnace that’s too small won’t be able to keep your home warm.
So much is riding on your hot water heater.
Just think about your morning routine: if you want a refreshing shower, clean clothes and an easy way to wash your breakfast dishes, you need a reliable hot water heater.
But like any essential household appliance, a water heater won’t last forever. Sooner or later, it will need to be replaced. In this blog post, we’ll help you prepare for that important step.
What’s the cost of a water heater replacement?
When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras.
That was Dr. Theodore Woodward of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the 1940s, advising his students to look for simple explanations before turning to more outlandish answers.
The same holds true when it comes to diagnosing heating unit issues: While there are any number of reasons why your furnace might be malfunctioning, some problems are more common than others.
Heating your home usually represents your biggest utility expense. But you can reduce the amount of money you spend on heating each year with a new, more energy-efficient furnace.
In this week’s blog post, we’ll discuss how to find your unit’s AFUE rating, to determine how much fuel it’s wasting, and whether you need a new high-efficiency furnace.
If you made a pie chart showing your home energy costs, the biggest piece of the pie would read “heating and cooling.”
Keeping your home warm each winter – and cool each summer – can account for more than a third of your annual energy usage.
And those energy bills can climb even higher if you’re using an inefficient heating system. Here are a few ways you can increase the performance of your gas furnace this winter.