You may be thinking about completely upgrading or overhauling the furnace in your Chesapeake, Virginia home. However, such a procedure can be expensive. A simple furnace retrofit, on the other hand, could save you a considerable amount of money.
Old and New Furnace Efficiency
Over time, thanks to technological advancements, the equipment in our homes become more efficient. Furnaces are no exception to this rule. If your furnace was manufactured and installed more than 20 years ago, apart from age and wear and tear, the system is likely less efficient than newer models, and this inefficiency could be costing you every month.
Older oil-fired heating systems may not be fitted with a flame retention burner, a feature that could increase efficiency and decrease your monthly costs. Older gas-burning furnaces will be similarly inefficient, and upgrading your system could translate to considerable savings.
How Retrofitting Your Furnace Can Boost Energy Savings
Completely replacing your furnace can be expensive. Fortunately, you have other options. By installing new parts and features on your furnace, you could dramatically increase its efficiency without having to resort to a full upgrade. This process is known as retrofitting.
In order to find out exactly what is causing your furnace’s efficiency to decrease, and to determine the best course of action to start saving you money, you may need to enlist the help of an expert to thoroughly inspect the system.
Once you have identified the problem, various retrofitting methods can help to boost the efficiency of your furnace. These methods include time-delay relays and intermittent ignition devices to ensure smooth operation of the system. These and other options could help you to greatly reduce the cost of operating your furnace. And once you’ve retrofitted the furnace, regular preventive maintenance will keep your system functioning at its best.
The experienced and reliable team at Weather Makers, Inc. can help you with any concerns you may have about your HVAC system. Call us today at 757-263- 4869 to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified service technicians.