If it seems like your monthly bills are getting bigger every month, you are not alone. The rising costs of energy are affecting everyone, but the good news is that there is something you can do about it.
Furnaces come in varying levels of efficiency. Years ago, most furnaces were very low efficiency, meaning they worked very hard and did not produce much heat. This resulted in using lots of gas and oil to heat your home. Mid-efficiency furnaces certainly improved efficiency, but they also use too much fuel to heat your home.
Did you know that the government recently banned the sales and installation of low and mid-efficiency furnaces, which means that if you are shopping for a new furnace, you will be purchasing a high-efficiency one.
Every furnace comes with a AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating so that you will know how efficient it is. The higher the number, the more efficient the furnace is and the less gas/oil required to heat your home.
By replacing your low or mid-efficiency furnace, you can save a significant amount of money on your monthly bills by reducing the amount of gas/oil that you consume. Can you afford not to be paying less?
Ashton Heating & Cooling offers a great selection of furnaces from Amana that are not only high-efficiency, but are known for their reliability.
Once you have a high-efficiency furnace, you want to make sure that it is operating at peak efficiency. You can do this through annual maintenance. When you call Ashton Heating & Cooling, one of their trained technicians will ensure that your furnace is clean, lubricated and properly adjusted. When your furnace is running smoothly and at peak efficiency, it will use less energy and cost less to operate.
Changing your air filter on a regular basis will also help keep the monthly costs down. A dirty filter reduces the airflow and forces the furnace to run longer to heat your home. Clean or replace your filter every month or two to make sure that air can travel through it easily.
"After 27 years, I recently had to have my furnace & air conditioner replaced and found it to be a interesting adventure — so many companies offering various brands with many differences in pricing. It can get confusing. Who to choose? What to choose? Can you trust what your being told?
After many conversations I finally found a local family business who lives in and knows Durham Region well and who had all the right answers .
I highly recommend this company, who is by far the most service oriented and economically priced option in the market. Ashton Heating and Cooling were able to offer a high quality product with the best warranty option at more than reasonable prices and one-day installation.
The day of the install Bill Ashton, the owner, and staff were on site and were very informative as to explaining the various stages and function as the install progressed. As promised, it was completed on schedule "
— Homestars Customer Review
from Robert Rose in Oshawa
Ashton Heating and Cooling has decades of experience with the installation, service, and maintenance of gas fireplaces, oil furnaces, gas furnaces, air conditioners, tankless hot water heaters, and more! We also provide duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, air conditioner cleaning, and gas fireplace cleaning. Ashton Heating and Cooling is a proud to offer industry-leading brands including Amana heating and cooling systems, Navien water heaters, Rinnai water heaters, and Continental fireplaces. Contact us for prompt, friendly, professional service including 24/7 emergency repair services to your door! We provide onsite service to all of Durham Region.
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