Top 3 Home Heating Investments for 2019

SPENDING TO SAVE MONEY? HOW?

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They say the best way to make money is to spend money, and home heating is no different. Many of us have been running on the same equipment to heat our homes for decades, but just because it’s still working doesn’t mean it’s efficient. Even if the equipment is efficient, there are an estimated 98 million homes in the United States that are poorly insulated, meaning your home could be losing valuable heat.

These tips can save you money!

Like any investment the payoff isn’t immediate. Our top three home investments will take a few years before they pay themselves off, but once they do, they can save you a ton in heating costs.

If you have any questions about what you see in this article, please contact us.


REPLACE YOUR OLD ANTIQUE HEATING SYSTEM

WITH AN ENERGY STAR HIGH EFFICIENCY SYSTEM

Heating systems are among the worst offenders when it comes to unnecessary high heating costs. An inefficient system can increase your heating costs by more than 10% every year, yikes!

If you’re looking for a new home-heating solution call our office today at (207) 947-3835.

UPDATE YOUR HOT WATER HEATER WITH

AN ENERGY STAR HIGH EFFICIENCY SYSTEM

Check out this quote directly from smarterhouse.org, telling you why your conventional water heater is losing you money:

Demand or instantaneous water heaters do not have a storage tank. A gas burner ... heats water only when there is a demand. Hot water never runs out, but the flow rate (gallons of hot water per minute [gpm]) may be limited. By minimizing standby losses from the tank, energy consumption can be reduced by 10–15%.
— smarterhouse.org

Those hot showers could be costing more than you thought, call our office at (207) 947-3835 to talk with an equipment expert on how you can start saving sooner than later.

AIR SEAL / INSULATE Basement Areas

AND ATTICS

This one speaks for itself. If you have holes in your home where cold air is getting in and heat is escaping, you’ve got a problem. Our experts here at R. H. Foster will gladly help you set up a blower-door test to figure out the problem areas in your home, and offer the best solutions on how to fix them, and start saving you money year-by-year on your heating expenses. The sooner you call, the sooner you could start saving!


Runner-up:

Another energy savings tip that was close to making this list was switching to a Smart Thermostat. Find out more about Smart Thermostats here, and how you can benefit from installing one.

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