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How Efficient New Minneapolis Home Heating Systems Combat Energy Costs

Welter ImageGet ready, your Minneapolis home heating demands are likely to rise this winter, according to the annual Winter Fuels Outlook from the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration.

In fact, the government predicts that 90 percent of 116 million American homes will see higher heating bills because the prices on natural gas, propane and electricity will rise.
Minneapolis home heating costs will increase the most for those who use natural gas. The Energy Department projects a 13 percent increase between October 2013 and March 2014. While this increase seems sizeable, heating oil energy costs will still be lower than the previous 5 winters.

Even for consumers such as heating oil customers, the slight 2 percent discount they enjoy will be tempered by the fact that this upcoming winter will be the second most costly on record – second only to last year.

However there is good news on the Minneapolis home heating front.

For homeowners looking to cut rising costs, installing a high efficiency furnace is an energy and money saving alternative. Not only can a new furnace reduce heating bills, it can provide cleaner, quieter comfort.

This is especially true in cases where a current home furnace is fifteen years and older. Advanced aged furnaces can be only 60-70 percent efficient. Such units don’t just sap energy and dollars they can sometimes contribute to physical discomforts such as headaches, nausea and lingering malaise.

In comparison, new ultra-efficient Trane model furnaces can convert between 80-95% of paid fuel into useable heat. They deliver an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating as high as 96.7%, far above the federal government’s 78% requirement for new furnaces.

Installing a new Minneapolis furnace can also provide the bonus of a tax credit and a cooler home in the summer. These home heating systems also work with central air conditioners to move cool air through homes on days when you need it most.

If you are unsure how efficiently your Minneapolis home heating system is performing, contact Welter Heating for a maintenance checkup. Follow the Welter Heating blog for monthly articles and like Welter Heating on Facebook for more helpful advice.

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How Efficient New Minneapolis Home Heating Systems Combat Energy Costs

Welter ImageGet ready, your Minneapolis home heating demands are likely to rise this winter, according to the annual Winter Fuels Outlook from the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration.

In fact, the government predicts that 90 percent of 116 million American homes will see higher heating bills because the prices on natural gas, propane and electricity will rise.
Minneapolis home heating costs will increase the most for those who use natural gas. The Energy Department projects a 13 percent increase between October 2013 and March 2014. While this increase seems sizeable, heating oil energy costs will still be lower than the previous 5 winters.

Even for consumers such as heating oil customers, the slight 2 percent discount they enjoy will be tempered by the fact that this upcoming winter will be the second most costly on record – second only to last year.

However there is good news on the Minneapolis home heating front.

For homeowners looking to cut rising costs, installing a high efficiency furnace is an energy and money saving alternative. Not only can a new furnace reduce heating bills, it can provide cleaner, quieter comfort.

This is especially true in cases where a current home furnace is fifteen years and older. Advanced aged furnaces can be only 60-70 percent efficient. Such units don’t just sap energy and dollars they can sometimes contribute to physical discomforts such as headaches, nausea and lingering malaise.

In comparison, new ultra-efficient Trane model furnaces can convert between 80-95% of paid fuel into useable heat. They deliver an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating as high as 96.7%, far above the federal government’s 78% requirement for new furnaces.

Installing a new Minneapolis furnace can also provide the bonus of a tax credit and a cooler home in the summer. These home heating systems also work with central air conditioners to move cool air through homes on days when you need it most.

If you are unsure how efficiently your Minneapolis home heating system is performing, contact Welter Heating for a maintenance checkup. Follow the Welter Heating blog for monthly articles and like Welter Heating on Facebook for more helpful advice.

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