When it comes to your Las Vegas home’s energy consumption, your heating system ranks near the top of the list in terms of how much energy is used. Therefore, when it’s time to replace your heating system, it would be wise to consider an energy-efficient heating system. Although there are many types of heating systems available from , energy-efficient systems offer benefits that other types of heating systems can’t match. To help you think through this decision with all the necessary information, here are five basic reasons to consider an energy-efficient heating system.
Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption
Before you can understand the benefits of a heating system, it’s important to understand there are different ways to achieve energy-efficiency with a heating system. A new system from can provide you with maximum energy-efficiency. In some cases, new furnaces are up to 98% efficient, meaning that 98% of the fuel used is turned into heat. Typically, this efficiency is only achieved in a two-stage or multi-stage furnace because these furnaces capture much of the wasted heat before it goes out of your home through the flue.
Instead of a typical gas or electric furnace, you can also opt for a ground-source or air-source heat pump. These heating systems utilize refrigerants to draw heat from the surrounding ground or air to heat your home. Since they don’t have to use energy to create heat, they are much more efficient than a typical furnace.
Another option to achieve energy-efficiency is to use zoning to ensure that the heat is delivered right where it’s needed. A zoned system has a series of automated dampers to allow you to accurately control the temperature in any room within your home. Since you’re only heating the rooms that you use, you’ll be able to run your heating system less, resulting in lower energy usage.
1. A Little Help on the Back End
Although an energy-efficient furnace can save quite a bit of money over its lifetime, it still costs quite a bit of money to have a new furnace installed. Therefore, any help you can get on the furnace’s purchase price comes as a welcome relief. The good news about energy-efficient heating systems is that there are often multiple rebate opportunities available to help make up for the significant initial purchase price.
One place you can check for a rebate is the federal government. In many cases, rebates for energy-efficient heating systems are offered as tax credits that you can take advantage of when you file your taxes. Although federal rebates are harder to come by than they used to be, they’re still worth checking into. You can also check to see if there are any state or local programs currently in effect that offer rebates for owners of energy-efficient heating systems.
2. Lower Utility Bills
The best way to save money is to spend less money. Fortunately, that’s just what an energy-efficient heating system from allows you to do. Once your new system is installed, you will likely see significantly lower utility bills, especially during the coldest months.
Energy-efficient furnaces tend to run less, use fuel more efficiently, and produce a hotter flame, so your home can maintain a comfortable temperature without using as much electricity or natural gas. Considering the high costs of utilities throughout a heating season, your new system could pay for itself in just a few years.
3. Allows for Other Options
Another great benefit of an energy-efficient heating system from is that it opens the door to allow you to install other energy-efficient products and solutions. For example, reducing your electricity consumption with a new heating system could put your total household consumption below the threshold required for you to become energy-independent.
Although solar panels are always a good idea, it can be frustrating when you must pay a service charge to the utility company every month to ensure you have enough power available. With the right heating system, though, this problem could easily be solved by allowing you to enjoy zero utility bills, along with the other benefits that solar panels provide.
4. Take Care of the Environment
Taking care of the environment is everyone’s responsibility. The good news is when you install a new energy-efficient heating system, you are playing a big part in reducing your carbon footprint. Since heating systems use fuel more efficiently, they don’t need as much fuel to create the same amount of heat. Lower fuel demand has considerable environmental benefits.
For example, by burning less fuel in your home, you are reducing the amount of carbon dioxide that you directly release into the atmosphere. At the same time, you’re reducing the demand on the gas production system, resulting in fewer emissions being released at that level, as well. While your changed habits won’t significantly impact the world in and of themselves, they could make a huge impact when millions of other people likewise take similar steps to change their bad habits. The combined efforts of many can positively impact the environment.
5. Accurate Temperatures
Modern thermostats can do a lot to help keep your home at the ideal temperature. However, there are likely days when you still can’t seem to get comfortable no matter what you do. Luckily, an energy-efficient heating system can fix this problem, too.
As mentioned earlier, one type of energy-efficient heating system is called a two-stage furnace. These furnaces have two levels of heat output that the furnace can automatically select. On exceptionally cold days, the furnace will kick into high gear, quickly ramping up to its highest heat setting to get your home warm.
On average days, though, the system will typically stay in a standard heat setting that produces less heat but delivers it over a longer period. The great thing about delivering heat over a longer period is that it helps to prevent temperature fluctuations that often occur with a typical heating system. The best news is that this lower heat setting uses less energy even though the heating system is operating for longer than a typical system would.
You can also improve the accuracy of the temperature in your home by utilizing a zoned system from . With targeted heating, you can control the temperature in specific rooms, greatly improving the comfort of your home.
Helping You Decide
When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, the professionals at want you to understand your options so you can find the solution that works best for you. Therefore, whether we’re replacing your furnace, maintaining your air conditioner, or replacing your ductwork, you can be sure that we’ll be upfront with you so you understand exactly what you’re getting.
Since our founding, we have sought to improve our customers’ experience when it comes to the HVAC industry. This is one reason why we’re accredited by the Better Business Bureau and HomeAdvisor. We also consistently receive five-star reviews from satisfied customers like you. For more information about energy-efficient heating options, contact us at today.