When considering a new heating system, the energy efficiency of the system is sure to be a major consideration. Highly efficient systems can help cut utility bills and reduce damage caused to the environment.
Sanders Services can help you maximize your home's energy efficiency with an energy audit of your current energy usage and by providing expert advice on any maintenance, upgrades and new installations that would benefit your home and the environment at the same time.
Discover how you could make your heating more energy efficient:
1. High Efficiency Heating
If your heating system is more than ten years old, you could make big energy savings by switching to a new system. Older systems from 10-15 years ago used to operate on much lower AFUE (Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings, some as low as 65%. Today's models are much more efficient with some systems able to reach up to 96.7% AFUE. This means that practically all the fuel being fed into the system is being converted to heat, and not lost to the inefficiencies which beset older models. Sanders Services are authorized dealers for many of the leading brands on the market today and we can discuss each brand's AFUE rating with you to help you save on your heating.
2. Condensing Furnaces
Sanders Services offer the latest condensing furnace systems which provide increased energy efficiency, quieter operation and are much more durable, so they will last longer. Condensing furnaces can significantly improve energy efficiency because they condense exhaust gases and re-use the heat which is often lost in an older system. We also offer a selection of furnaces with multi-stage and multi-speed features which can blow gas and warm air at differing speeds, removing the need for the furnace to cycle on and off, which also greatly improves the energy efficiency of the furnace.
3. Hybrid Systems
You can enjoy energy efficiency savings, whatever the weather, with Sanders Services' hybrid heating solutions. Much like hybrid cars, hybrid heating has the choice of two sources of energy and will automatically select gas or electricity depending on which energy source offers the most efficiency. We also offer hybrid systems that provide air-conditioning during the summer, so you can enjoy the great efficiency savings they provide all year round.
4. Expert Installations
The EPA highlight a professional installation as the best way to gain the maximum performance of a new heating system. The efficiency ratings shown in manuals might never be achieved if your installation is not up to scratch. Sanders Services hire the best technicians and provide regular training so we can always deliver a professional installation of all brands and models of heating systems.
5. Digital Programmable Thermostats
The EPA also recommends digital programmable thermostats as being one of the easiest ways homeowners could increase their energy efficiency. Sanders Services offer a variety of models which allow you to program your heating or cooling system to turn on at desired times throughout the day, such as just before you wake-up, or before you arrive home from work. This means you don't need to wait for the perfect temperature or leave the system running when you don't really need it, and reduce the amount of energy and money being wasted.
6. All-of-Home Zoning
Everybody knows turning a light off when you leave a room makes perfect sense. Now you can apply the same logic to your heating and cooling systems. All-of-home zoning works by dividing your home into “zones”, and providing each with an independent thermostat that allows you greater control of your immediate environment. Your heating and cooling system can be turned off when areas of your house remain unoccupied (such as when everybody is in the living room), greatly improving energy efficiency and saving you money.
7. Periodic Tune-Ups
Like any piece of machinery, your heating system will benefit from periodic tune-ups and maintenance to ensure it is running safely, reliably and at maximum efficiency.
To get the most out of your heating system and its energy efficiency, or to discuss the savings a new heating system can bring you, call and speak with the energy efficiency experts at Sanders Services today.