What is this chart telling me?
This illustration puts into perspective the relative operating costs for various types of heating system options, including oil, propane, electric and natural gas, as well as show how air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps (geothermal) can save you money. Although your actual energy costs will vary, these figures give you a reasonable idea how the operating costs of each compare.
|Quick Link: Annual Home Heating Cost Comparison from Inland Power (PDF)(217kb)|
Consider a high-efficient gas furnace or heat pump to supercharge your efficiency and lower your bills.
A cozy, comfortable home doesn’t have to break the bank. Modern, high-efficiency natural gas furnaces achieve incredible operating efficiencies as high as 97% AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiencies). If you have a furnace that is at least 10 years old, it probably has an AFUE somewhere between 60 and 70, meaning up to 40 cents of every dollar you pay for fuel is wasted. Wouldn’t you rather invest that money in an efficient system rather than throw it away each month? Ask us which furnace would be a good fit for your situation.
“What if I don’t have access to natural gas?”
If you’ve been using oil, propane or straight electric to heat your home, you’re already well aware how expensive it is to heat your home each season that way. But you do have options, even if natural gas isn’t one of them. Heat pumps are a great option to consider…
“What’s a heat pump?”
Heat Pumps use electricity to efficiently extract heat from the air (or ground) and distribute it throughout your home. Because heat pumps move heat rather than generate heat, they can provide up to three to five times the amount of energy they consume – that’s 300% to 500% efficiency! Notice in the chart above how adding a heat pump to an existing electric system saves almost $1000 annually! An added benefit of heat pumps is that they also provide cooling during the summer months. Ground source (geothermal) heat pumps even contribute free hot water much of the year as well!
Find out what system would be best for you.
Fill out the form to the right and one of our expert Comfort Advisers will contact you to give you a free, no obligation analysis of your heating & cooling situation and help you determine what would work best for you.