When you make the choice to install high efficiency equipment in your home you will not only be saving money on your utility bill but you will also boost your home’s overall value. It’s a win-win situation. Before you make the switch to a new high efficiency furnace you’ll need to make sure the rest of your home is up to the mark in order to get the most out of the new equipment.
4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your New High Efficiency Furnace
If you are thinking about upgrading your furnace to a high efficiency model, these helpful tips will help you get the most out of your new furnace:
1. Repair Insulation
Make necessary repairs to leaks and insulation. Pay close attention to any air leaks you may have in your attic, basement or around windows and doors. You should also be sure that attic insulation is properly installed. Air leakage through the ceiling is one of the leading contributors to heating and cooling loss.
2. Seal Leaks
Consider alternative insulation materials. Professionally installed foam insulation in the attic can greatly outperform standard products used for air sealing and insulating. Studies show that proper leak seals can lower your home’s air leakage up to 46 percent.
3. Add a Barrier
Invest in a radiant barrier coating for the underside of the attic.The barrier works by absorbing heat into the home in the winter and reflecting it back out during the summer months. Not only will this coating increase your family’s comfort but it will also help to lower your utility bills.
4. Drain Moisture
Install a floor drain in your furnace room when you switch from a mid-efficiency furnace to a high efficiency furnace to drain the moisture produced from the furnace.
For more great information on money saving tips and tricks or if you are looking to upgrade to a new high efficiency furnace, contact our team of experts at Arpi’s Industries, Ltd. We have proudly serviced the greater Calgary area for more than five decades and look forward to helping you with all of your HVAC needs.
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