The efficiency of your heater is not something that you should overlook. If you are using a lot of energy to heat your home, then it might be time for a change. At Fix-A-Leak Plumbing & Heating, we will help you find a better option by showing you how to determine the energy efficiency of your current heater and what types of options are available on the market.
1. Age of Your Heating System
Heaters tend to be more efficient when they are newer. As your heater ages, it might start using up more energy than you expect, which can affect how much money you end up paying monthly for heating costs. This is why it’s important to consider changing out heaters every decade or so since older models aren’t as efficient and could cost you a lot of money over time if not swapped with something new.
2. AFUE Ratings
Another way to determine the efficiency of your heater is by checking its AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating. Unlike older models, more modern ones have AFUE ratings. These ratings show how efficient your heater is at using energy so you can accurately estimate how much it will cost you in heating bills each month. The lower the number on this rating, the more efficient the heater is.
3. Energy Bill Comparison
Now that you know a few different ways to determine the efficiency of your heater, it’s time for a comparison. To do this accurately and find out which model is better in terms of heating costs, take down two sets of numbers from both models: one being the energy usage rating (such as watts or BTUs) and another being what the model costs to run. Afterward, you can compare the two numbers and determine which one is cheaper based on how much it uses in energy usage.
If you’re still in a fix to understand why your energy bills keep rising, Fix-A-Leak Plumbing and Heating is here to give you a clear idea, inspect and offer the necessary service depending on your heater condition. We are also specialists in pipe leak repairs, plumbing, water heaters, drain cleaning and kitchen and bath remodels.
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