- Reduce your monthly utility bills with high efficiency options.
- Raise your home’s heating efficiency as high as 90%.
- Commercial properties can save an average of $1,000 or more per year in energy costs.
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The energy efficiency of natural gas heating systems is measured in their Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), the ratio between the amount of energy going into the system and the amount coming out as heat. It considers heat lost during start-up and cool-down, and efficiency while running. The higher the AFUE, the more efficient heating is. New furnaces must operate at 78% efficiency or better. Some high-efficiency systems operate at 98 percent efficiency.
There are four types of natural gas heating systems: forced air, hydronic, combination water and space heating, and space heaters. Of these four types, three can be used to heat your entire home, while space heaters are just used to heat individual rooms that aren’t used as often or additions that need a heating boost.
Hydronic heating systems feature a gas boiler that creates steam or hot water, which is circulated through your home in pipes or tubes. These heating systems can incorporate radiators, radiant floor systems, or baseboard units. They also use the same type of venting as forced air systems.
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Home & Business Energy Assessments
- Request an energy performance assessment of your home or business.
- Receive customized energy-saving recommendations.
- Get help implementing energy-saving measures from a technician or receive rebates and incentives to implement them yourself.