Tuesday, 24 March 2015


If you are looking for ways to save money on your heating and cooling costs, it helps to consider the equipment you have in your property currently and whether an upgrade may be needed. Intelligent purchases and the appropriate maintenance of your furnace will play an important role in the reduction of the high, cooling, and heating costs in your home. This is particularly important given the likelihood that energy costs will increase soon.
Most experts agree that the efficiency of your furnace is one of the fundamental factors when it comes to a reduction of your heating and cooling costs. While homeowners cannot control the cost of fuel such as oil, natural gas or electricity, they can take steps to lower the impact of these costs by choosing equipment that is more efficient and having it maintained properly over time.

Ensure Your Furnace is Regularly Checked
If you do not typically have your furnace appropriately checked, you need to start doing so in order to minimize your heating expenses. The best approach to this is to contact a licensed HVAC contractor to conduct an inspection of your furnace. Mirtron A/C and Heating LLC can conduct an inspection and cleaning of your furnace to ensure that it runs as efficiently as possible.

Purchase High Quality Equipment
The effectiveness of a furnace is usually stated by its Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency percentage, or it’s “AFUE,” which is a means of evaluation established by the U.S. Department of Energy. The greater the AFUE of a furnace, the more effective it is.

Older furnaces operate at lower AFUE than a modern furnace. If your furnace is older than 15 or 20 years, it is likely only operating at a 60% AFUE, as compared to more modern high-efficiency furnaces that run at 96% efficiency or more.

Modern furnaces also utilize new technologies with respect to variable speeds and high efficiency blowers, which are designed to save you money on your electricity bill. During the cooling season, the blower also operates in tandem with the cooling system of the home, permitting the users to experience an amplified degree of productivity.

All of these combined efficiencies will ensure that your heating and cooling costs will remain as low as possible.

Examine Tax Credits for High Efficiency Furnace Purchases

Due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), property owners who purchase a new furnace that meets certain efficiency requirements can obtain tax credits that can help to reduce their taxable income and put more money back in their pockets at tax season.

If you are looking for the most efficient cooling and heating system available in the greater Houston, Texas area, be sure to contact the professionals at Mirtron A/C and Heating LLC today. Our licensed and trained professionals can inspect your current system and make recommendations regarding the best way to save money this year on your cooling and heating costs.


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