Heaters come in various models, so it can be challenging to know which one is best for you. One factor that is good to consider is efficiency. An efficient heater can lower your utility bills and in some areas can qualify you for energy-saving rebates from your power company. Here are how to determine the energy efficiency of your heater.
The first thing you want to do is check the ratings. Heaters are in rating by the amount of space they can heat and their efficiency. You want to make sure that the heater you choose is powerful enough to heat your home or office, but you also want one that doesn’t use too much energy.
Consider Using a Programmable Thermostat
There are two different ways of programming thermostats. There are daily and weekly programming options. If you have a programmable thermostat, you will have the option to set your heating temperature for certain times of the day. An example of this would be to turn your heat down when you know you won’t be home, so it doesn’t run constantly or set it higher for when you wake up in the mornings.
Check Heating Capacity
It’s essential to look at the capacity of the heater—their BTU or British Thermal Units rate heaters. BTU stands for the amount of heat that the heater can produce.
Look at Energy Guide Labels
When your heater is energy efficient, you want to make sure it has an Energy Guide label. This label will provide a comparison of models that use less energy. Also, if the heater has a high rating, you’ll save money on your electricity bill because it’s so efficient.
Check Based on Type
There are two types of heaters with different heating capacities and wattages: forced air and convection heaters.
Consider How Often You Use Your Heater
Most people use heaters at least six times throughout the week, but some even use heaters every day. It can be a great way to save energy. If you are one of the people who use your heater daily, it’s best to purchase an efficient model since you will use it more often.
At Daflure, we provide a few different services. We offer maintenance and solar installation on residential and commercial buildings. We also do heating and cooling repair and installation for both residential and commercial buildings. We provide our services in New Cumberland and its surrounding areas. If you’re in need of any assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office.