How Does Upgrading Your Heating System Actually Save You Money?

November 12, 2019

You’ve gotten used to that old furnace. It seems to run almost fine. “Almost” means it shuts off now and then, and the system rattles. It works OK, though. So, why upgrade and pay for a new heating unit? You might find yourself saving far more money than you would by keeping the old furnace. That heater could turn into a money drain faster than you think. Costly Repairs The warranty only lasts so long. Some problems don’t fall under warranty coverage under any circumstances. If things start breaking down, then repair work becomes necessary. Service calls, while appreciated, cost money. A new furnace comes with a new warranty and far less of a likelihood you’ll need repair work. Take the costs for future repairs off the price of the furnace. You’ll see a less costly new heating unit. If you’re seeking heating and cooling system repair or installation services in or around Dayton, OH, turn to . Fewer Repairs Furnace problems could compound on one another. If parts break down in an old furnace, the ripple effect could lead to other troubles. Now, you’re dealing with more repairs. Avoiding a Costly Disaster Situation If your old heating system dies,...

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How to Choose the Right Heating System

January 4, 2018

Space heating is one of the largest single components of home energy consumption in the US today. Choosing the right heating system enables you to save on energy costs and maximize your comfort. Here are some of the factors to consider while choosing the right heating system; Energy Source It is vital to consider the readily available fuel sources in your locality and their relative cost.  Choosing the right energy or fuel source is not only reliable but also cuts down your heating costs. For the residents of the greater Dayton area, our team of experts can help you determine the right energy source for your heating system. Efficiency The heating system’s efficiency should be a key consideration for any homeowner. The level of efficiency is judged by the systems ability to perform at an optimal level for longer.  The most common system efficiency ratings based on its Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) and Heating Season Performance Factor for electric heat pumps. The higher the rating of a system the higher its efficiency and will save you more money on heating costs. System’s cost The initial systems cost is essential, but it’s even more vital to consider the long-term costs...

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Is Your Miami Valley Furnace High Efficiency?

September 19, 2017

Winters in Ohio can be brutal, especially on your heating bill! With a high-efficiency furnace, these costs can be alleviated significantly. But you don’t need to get a whole new unit to have an efficient furnace. Here are some ways that you can be sure your furnace is efficient: Schedule regular maintenance and tune-ups on your system. With Butler Heating & Air Conditioning, our technicians are very thorough and check all aspects of your system. This includes checking for dirt and debris within your unit and the filter, inspecting for rust or corrosion on all mechanical components, and ensuring that it is working properly. We will also run tests for gas leaks and carbon monoxide. Have your home checked for leaks and drafts and have them professionally repaired. This could be letting unwanted cold air into your home and letting the warm air escape. If your unit is more than 10 years old you may want to consider an upgrade on your unit. Upgrading would allow for less expensive monthly bills and you can nix the costly repairs. We can help you find a system that suits all of your specific needs. If you are in need of furnace service...

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Will my Heating System Last Through Winter? Here’s How to Tell

September 26, 2016

You cannot overlook your heating system during winter because it’s the system you rely upon to keep your family warm and safe. During this time of the year, a breakdown in your HVAC system is not only inconveniencing but can cause serious discomfort and health problems for your family. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that can go haywire with a central heating system, particularly during freezing temps, when it is needed the most. The good thing is that there are several maintenance checks you can do to ensure the heating system keeps running smoothly throughout winter. How to Test HVAC System for Winter No one wants to get left out in the cold. Here are a few steps that you can take to test your heating system for winter: Check whether your pipes are insulated. Water pipes running through your home may or may not be insulated. Non-insulated pipes are more likely to burst when they freeze than those that are insulated. Having your pipes covered with foam pipe insulation safeguards them from the issues caused by cold weather. A bursted pipe can easily ruin your boiler. The boiler also struggles to work if the pipe is moist....

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