Winter wonderlands are certainly beautiful, but the cold temperatures that allow for crystalline landscapes covered in a soft blanket of snow also make heating your home a necessity. You’re probably painfully aware that the more you need to run your furnace in the winter months, the higher your utility bill is going to be. And, if your furnace is 10 years old or more, the chances that you’re spending more than you need to be on heating are pretty good. Why? Furnaces have made some great advances in recent years, leaving the efficiency of older furnaces in the dust. Where 70 percent efficiency was once considered high, modern furnaces can achieve 90 percent plus efficiency.
At T.F. O’Brien, we make it a priority to help people get the furnace they need to heat their home and maintain energy efficiency. We proudly offer quality Carrier® products that are made to provide optimal home heating and energy efficiency, starting with the Carrier Infinity Series gas furnace with Greenspeed™ Intelligence. This furnace provides the best in comfort, performance and efficiency – up to 98.5 percent! That means that 98.5 percent of the energy used by this furnace stays right in your home, with only 1.5 percent of the energy escaping. Compare that to the 30 percent or higher loss by older furnaces, and you can see how today’s technological advances can help you save on your energy bills.
When you choose the Carrier Infinity Series gas furnace with Greenspeed Intelligence, you’re choosing a furnace that is among the quietest and most efficient models of gas furnaces you can purchase. Because of Greenspeed Intelligence, which helps the furnace adapt to exactly what your home needs for heat, these furnaces offer unprecedented comfort and economy. In fact, they achieved the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient qualification. And, when you choose to install high-efficiency equipment like the Carrier Infinity Series gas furnace with Greenspeed Intelligence, you could be eligible for rebates from the manufacturer, as well as your utility company. Check with your utility provider and T.F. O’Brien to learn how you can save.
No matter what kind of high-efficiency heating system you install, you should know that all systems require a great deal of energy to even operate. That’s why choosing a high-efficiency furnace model is a good idea, because the more efficiently your system runs, the better off you’ll be when it comes to your utility bills and your level of home comfort. According to NYSERDA, highly rated ENERGY STAR furnaces, like the Carrier Infinity Series gas furnace with Greenspeed Intelligence, provide you with the biggest bang for your buck. NYSERDA indicates that ENERGY STAR certified furnaces use advanced technology and are up to 15 percent more efficient that standard models. So, you know the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient qualification means that this furnace gives you the high efficiency you need for your comfort – and your budget.
NYSERDA also says that if you want to make your high-efficiency furnace even more efficient, sealing and insulating your furnace ducts can help improve the efficiency of your heating system by as much as 20 percent! When you couple that with a 98.5 percent efficiency furnace, you can see that you’ll save money on your utility bills, and increase your family’s comfort all winter long. NYSERDA also indicates that making sure your furnace is sized properly for your home is also important. Either oversized or undersized equipment uses too much energy, decreases your level of home comfort, and shortens equipment life. Also, they suggest that you check your furnace’s air filters on a monthly basis during heavy-use times (like cold winters), and that you replace your filters at least every three months.
If you’re still not sure if a high-efficiency heating system is right for your home and your lifestyle, or if you want to learn more about the quality equipment we install and how we can put it to work for you and your family, just give us a call and we’ll send one of our comfort specialists to your home to discuss our various high-efficiency furnace models. We can help you install a high-efficiency heating system – and save money now and for years to come when you choose to do so. You don’t have to pay high utility bills all winter long – today’s heating systems have the advanced technology you need to stay comfortable and keep more money in your wallet. To find out more, call T. F. O’Brien at 516.488.1800, and we will be more than happy to help you discover the benefits a high-efficiency heating system can bring to your home.