Cavalieri Fuel Services offers affordable and reliable oil services for home owners throughout New Jersey. We aim to be there for you to help with all of your home heating oil needs. And one of those ways we want to help is with some tips to save money. We are proud to offer affordable heating oil, but there are other ways of improving your situation and saving money some money of heating oil. And that is to upgrade your furnace.
Of course, this does not apply to everybody, but there comes a time for every homeowner where they need to upgrade their heating furnace. We understand that there might not be money for this, but spending some money on a furnace sooner rather than later may ultimately save you some money in the long term.
Our expert technicians can come down and check out your situation. When we see what is going on, we give you our advice as to whether or not it is time for an upgrade. For more information about an oil tank inspection, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions you may have about home heating oil and our various residential fueling services available. So please, do not hesitate to reach out today. You may be able to get a head start on upgrading your furnace and save some money!
Reasons to Upgrade Your Furnace
The replacement of an old furnace with a new model requires and upfront investment. We understand that may be difficult. However, it is also a decision that will almost always pay off in the end. The benefits of upgrading your furnace when it is time outweigh any upfront cost. Here are some of those benefits you will get.
Age is a major factor. So if your unit is already more than a couple decades old, then it is high time to get on replacing it. It may be challenging to determine the age if you are not the original owner, but we can come down and inspect the unit for you. Researching the model number and locating the original manual are good places to start.
There comes a time when the old furnace simply cannot keep up with your home’s heating demands. Many old furnaces heat up home unevenly. Or they heat in short cycles which leaves your home cold. Also, old furnaces have a tendency to contribute to indoor air quality issues, like high humidity or poor air circulation, which is poor for your health. And perhaps it is in often need of repairs just to stay working at all. Upgrading your furnace will eliminate these issues and allow for optimal performance and heating of your home.
Many of the newer furnaces today are energy efficient units. So they meet government standards for energy efficiency, which is a nice added benefit. And helps lower the cost of energy usage and fuel consumption. Oil furnaces that meet the Energy Star standards are more efficient than basic models and can save homeowners a nice chunk of money at the end of the year.
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
You might very well be asking yourself, what is the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE)? Well, in a nutshell, there is a requirement for manufacturers of oil furnaces to calculate and display the AFUE for all new furnaces and boilers. So you will see this information featured prominently on your burner. The AFUE is displayed as a percentage. If you see an AFUE of 99 percent, then that indicates only 1 percent of the fuel input is lost, while the 99 percent is turned directly into home heating fuel. Every furnace has a different minimum requirement. We can help you go over this when you choose to upgrade your furnace.