You may get excited about Christmas lights, fireplaces, and warm, fuzzy socks as we swing back into another busy holiday season here in Denver, NC. We hope you’re keeping a mindful eye on those holiday energy wasters like cooking inefficiencies and the lack of timers on your LED lights. Allow us to entertain you with some valuable information about gas furnaces while you’re relaxing with a mug of hot chocolate.
Pilot Lights are Outdated
Many homeowners have older gas furnaces with pilot lights and they don’t realize that technology has moved on to electronic ignitions. It’s time to discuss upgrading to a newer furnace if you’re tired of relighting your pilot light or the thought of having to do so worries you.
Hot surface ignition utilizes an electrical current to ignite the burners in a gas furnace. It eliminates the need for a continuous flame. This means you no longer have to worry about the pilot light going out. That’s why the U.S. Department of Energy has identified gas furnaces with pilot lights as prime candidates for furnace replacement.
Efficiency is On the Rise for Natural Gas Furnaces
All natural gas furnaces are required to meet a minimum efficiency rate of 78%, but many new furnaces can surpass 90%. That allows you to spend less money heating your home. Maybe you can afford an extra holiday gift or two with those savings. Your furnace is likely to save you even more time and money in the long run if you’re diligent about annual heating maintenance.
Heat Pumps are Gaining in Popularity
Gas furnaces have been the standard in homes throughout the United States for many years. However, heat pumps are gaining popularity in many areas. They’re considered safer and can lower your heating costs. However, they aren’t the best fit for every household. Our NATE-certified professionals are always available to discuss your heating options and budget.
To speak with a professional about your gas furnace call us at (704) 208-4172. You can also check out our heating maintenance services.