Everyone deserves home heating equipment that works efficiently and upgrading your system is easier than you think. Here are some smart steps you can take to be sure it gets done right:
Get an energy assessment done. Hire an energy professional to go through your home and uncover any areas of inefficiency. Typically, the assessment consists of a walk-through audit and pressure testing to detect energy leaks. Sometimes electric utility companies will help subsidize the costs of these assessments.
Do rebate research. Some states offer rebates or discounts on having insulation installed or other work done to make your home more efficient. There are other rebates available through Energy Star as well.
Find a Quality HVAC Professional. It’s best to get a referral from an energy-efficiency insulation company or a builder who is experienced with heating equipment. This company will be installing systems, or replacing an old heating system in your home that can directly affect the health and safety of your family.
Shop for Good Quality Supplies. Visit an actual supply showroom to shop around for heating equipment and plumbing supplies. Buying a higher quality brand could help the working parts of your system last longer.
Properly insulating your home and upgrading your heating equipment will help your utility bills stay low – especially during the winter months. If you’re anticipating an upgrade, visit a showroom with your contractor to select the best quality equipment.