AFUE = Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
The simple truth is the higher the AFUE the more efficient the equipment. For example if your current furnace or boiler is 70%AFUE, that means you have 70% of your fuel turns into heat for your home and the other 30% going out the chimney! Most new furnaces and/or boilers are now 95%AFUE or higher and some come with rebates depending on current promotions. If you would like us to help save your money from flying out the chimney, give us a call. We provide free estimates, so there’s nothing to lose.We are your trusted local furance contractor and boiler contractor in Barrie and surrounding areas.
Barrie & Wasaga Beach tend to get pretty cold throughout the winter. Save a few bucks! Wear those winter clothes, like sweaters, even when inside. This way you can keep your thermostat low, and still stay cozy!
A gas fireplace is not just a beautiful addition to your home but can become a great alternative heating source. If your power goes out this winter, a gas fireplace would be a huge asset.
Space heaters, while can sometimes be convenient, are known to be fire hazards if used without following proper instructions. Be sure to read all instructions and restrictions thoroughly.
The Barrie Fire & Emergency Service suggest to have at least one carbon monoxide detector adjacent to the sleeping area within your home. If your home has sleeping areas on several levels then more than one should be installed. Find Out More
Is there a side of your home that the Sun is constantly shinning in at the hottest time of the day? Try adding an awning(s) to the window(s) on this side of your home. It can help keep the sun’s glare out as well as reduce heat in those specific rooms.
It is important to have your duct work cleaned, but having this task done too often could possibly cause damage to your HVAC ventilation system. Consult a professional on this topic.
The more you adjust your thermostat, the more work you are putting on it, and it will cost you more in the end. Refrain from adjusting your thermostat when you don’t need to.
If part of your home is not getting the same amount of heat as other parts, you may be able to install a booster fan in the duct work to force more hot air to those cold areas.
Are some rooms in your home colder than others? Don’t keep cranking up the heat, instead have someone in to inspect, and repair damaged duct work.