According to the EPA, heating and cooling your home can account for up to 50% of your energy bills. This will be especially true with older systems and forced air systems with leaky air ducts. If you are looking for ways to save energy in your Wickliffe, OH home, one way you could be wasting money is through an older heating system and leaky air ducts. Call the heating experts at Apple Heating & Cooling if you would like to discuss your options for a heating upgrade or our comprehensive duct services.
Even if you are thinking about upgrading your heating system, keep in mind you won’t get as much out of your new system if you are losing energy through leaky ducts. Taking a whole-house approach means making sure your ducts are properly sealed and insulated, especially ductwork that is installed in exposed places. This also means making sure your entire home is also properly sealed and insulated. You can also install programmable thermostats to set back your heating system at night or while you are away.
We offer routine HVAC maintenance, duct cleaning, duct sealing, duct design, and duct rehabilitation. Poor duct design can also lead to inefficiency, so call us, even if we didn’t install the original ductwork. We can take care of any issues with air ducts in your home.
When you do upgrade after other home improvements, make sure that you get a heating system with a high AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating. While the minimum AFUE rating for any heating system on the market today is 80%, look for models at 90% or above. You can also look for the Energy Star label, since these models will be above 90% AFUE.
Call the Wickliffe, OH heating specialists at Apple Heating & Cooling for all your ductwork and heating upgrade needs!