According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 99% of new American homes feature at least one type of heating system. Of the nine Census Bureau Divisions, Georgia is part of the South Atlantic states alongside Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Washington, D.C. In this region, all homes surveyed had heating systems.
Despite how necessary they are for surviving the Georgia winter, you shouldn’t settle for any less-than-perfect heating system. In case you didn’t know, energy-efficient heaters offer several big-time benefits. Clockwork Heating and Air Conditioning of Athens has created this list of five of the best benefits of using an energy-efficient heating system.
1. Lower Utility Costs
The U.S. Department of Energy indicates that heaters are responsible for roughly 42% of home utility expenditures. Energy-efficient heaters can substantially lower your heating system’s energy consumption, saving your household money.
Don’t forget these late-model heaters need to be installed correctly. Without performing heat load calculations or planning out other important details, you might not reap any of these benefits. Hiring Clockwork Heating and Air Conditioning will make sure you’ll reap all of these benefits.
2. You Might Not Need as Much Maintenance
In general, your heating system’s manufacturer and your geographic location’s climate are the two most important factors in determining your heater’s maintenance needs. Athens, Georgia, like all of the Southeast, is home to muggy, red-hot summers. Although you obviously don’t run your heater during the summer months, high humidity levels can cause your heating system’s components to rust and otherwise not perform well.
Energy-efficient heaters are less dangerous than their outdated, less-efficient counterparts. With increased safety, as well as decreased energy consumption, situating your heating system inside is a very real possibility. Most homeowners place them in basements, utility rooms, laundry rooms, attics, or garages.
By no longer exposing your furnace, boiler, or heat pump to the ultra-humid Georgia summers day after day, you subject your heater to less strain. As you can imagine, safeguarding your heater will lead to needing less maintenance.
Lastly, in order to reliably achieve greater energy efficiency, manufacturers employ the latest designs, technologies, and concepts. They also use undeniably high-quality components to construct energy-efficient heaters.
On its own, any single factor mentioned above decreases these heaters’ maintenance needs. With these benefits piggybacking on top of one another, it’s no secret why modern energy-efficient heating systems are considered so durable.
3. Energy-Efficient Heating Systems Work Great With Smart Thermostats
For years, homes, commercial buildings, and government facilities have been equipped with programmable thermostats. Although programmable thermostats are generally superior to their manual counterparts, smart thermostats can be connected to your computers, smartphones, tablets, and wireless internet network.
This connection gives you real-time updates as well as the ability to change temperatures while away from home and peruse automated energy efficiency reports.
4. Greater Indoor Air Quality
Homes with poor indoor air quality have high concentrations of particulate matter that is known to negatively impact inhabitants’ health and well-being. Worldwide, common air pollution culprits include persistent free radicals, sulfur oxides, chlorofluorocarbons, and toxic metals.
Although these can also affect indoor air quality (IAQ), your home’s IAQ is more often affected by dust mites, fungi, mold, volatile organic compounds, building material dust, and carbon dioxide.
No home can be completely free of these pollutants. However, highly rated HVAC companies like us, Clockwork Heating and Air Conditioning of Athens, Georgia, can reduce the prevalence of these particulates in your home.
Many modern energy-efficient heating systems include airside economizers or energy recovery ventilators. Airside economizers automatically determine whether welcoming more air from the outdoors will cool your home’s air as well as the air conditioner. If the outdoor air will accomplish this cooling goal, the airside economizer will pull in the air from outside.
In order to work, economizers need indoor air quality readers. These automatically test the concentration of airborne debris, dust, and other particulates. If indoor air quality is suboptimal, bringing air in from outside pushes indoor pollutants outdoors while saving on utility costs.
Energy recovery ventilators swap heat and humidity between the indoors and outdoors. The efficiency of these devices depends directly on the climate they’re used in. With Athens’ relatively high indoor air quality and its high humidity levels during summer, energy recovery ventilators and airside economizers both tend to work well.
5. They’re Environmentally Friendly
Of course, energy-efficient heating systems are good for the environment. Since they use less energy, they don’t place as much strain on power grids, thereby reducing natural gas and coal consumption.
Interested in an energy-efficient heating system? Reach out to us, Clockwork Heating and Air Conditioning of Athens, Georgia, to learn more about our energy-efficient heater installation services. We also deal with indoor air quality, humidifiers, and commercial tasks. We look forward to serving your indoor climate comfort needs.