Bud Matthews Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘heating system installation’

The Way Furnace Energy Efficiency Is Measured

Monday, November 12th, 2018

money-savings-houseEnergy efficiency is a major concern homeowners have when they are shopping for new appliances. Because furnaces are vital for home comfort and consume large amounts of energy during the winter, their efficiency ratings are important to consider when the time comes for a new system installation.

If you are currently in the process of replacing a furnace, or putting in the first furnace in a home, you might be wondering how to read efficiency ratings. We’re glad to help, and we can deliver any furnace service in Durham, NC and the surrounding areas you may need.

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How Ductless Heating (And Cooling) Saves Money

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

ductless-wall-unitIt’s midwinter, and you’re debating replacing your old heating system with a new one. Or you’re considering a new house construction or remodeling in the coming spring. We recommend you think about having a ductless heating system installed, i.e. a ductless mini split heat pump.

There are multiple reasons to look into ductless systems, such as the improvements in indoor air quality and the flexibility they offer for homes. One benefit that’s often overlooked is the savings a household can enjoy thanks to a ductless heating system. Compared to standard forced-air systems like a furnace, a ductless mini split heat pump can save 30–40% off energy costs.

Below are some of the ways you’ll recoup the costs on a ductless heating installation—and then keep on saving:

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Which Is Better, a Gas or Electric Furnace?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

If you have plans to put in a new heating system for your home, you’re probably considering a furnace. This is the most popular type of heating system, after all, and HVAC technicians can usually locate a furnace type to match any home.

However, there are numerous kinds of furnaces available. The two most common models are natural gas furnaces and electric furnaces. Is there one kind that’s better than the other?

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