Three Last-Minute, Money-Saving Heating System Upgrades

heating system upgradesThe fall season is officially here, and the temperatures have already begun to cool off. Winter is three months away, but that doesn’t mean that you should wait to upgrade your heating system. Some heating equipment upgrades can pay for themselves on the day that they are complete. If you’ve been putting off investing in your heating system, now is the time, while the weather is still warm enough, and turning off the heat won’t make everyone in your house miserable. These heating system upgrades will not only save you money, but they will help keep your family comfortable this winter and for years to come.

Upgrade These Components and Start Saving Money

  1. Ductless Heating and Cooling

    A ductless mini-split system may be the ideal solution for the ultimate home heating and cooling efficiency. These whisper-quiet units heat and cool rooms individually and are perfect for homes and spaces that cannot accommodate standard HVAC ductwork, whether due to the home’s age or its particular construction. Ductless systems utilize zoned climate control, so each zone has a separate temperature. If there are rooms in your home that you don’t frequently enter or only use during certain times of the day, such as a bedroom or other living area, you can set your thermostat for the appropriate comfort level. Don’t waste money heating or cooling empty rooms or rooms that rarely get used, such as an unused guest bedroom or sunroom.

  2. Heat Pumps

    A heat pump is an affordable way to heat and cool your home by simply moving warm air from one place to another. They offer homeowners a distinct advantage: a heat pump can replace an old, inefficient furnace and your money-wasting window air conditioners. How does a heat pump replace both? A heat pump pulls into and pushes air out of your home. In the winter, warm air is drawn into your home. In the summer, the warm air gets pushed out of your home. In actuality, heat pumps are better at removing humidity from the air than standard air conditioners, which only cool air. If you live in an area where the temperatures get especially cold, you may wish to have a backup heat source. For temperate regions like Long Island, a heat pump may be the ideal solution for heating.

  3. Energy Efficient Boiler Systems

    Advances in technology have made high-efficiency boilers an option for many homeowners who have 15-year or older units, which waste both oil and money. A new high-efficiency boiler can easily save you hundreds of dollars per year, savings that begin from the day of installation. A combination hybrid boiler and water heater, the Energy Kinetics System 2000, can save homeowners up to 40% on fuel bills, compared to similar units.

    The Energy Kinetics System utilizes cutting-edge technology and an advanced design, operating at peak energy efficiency, saving homeowners money on utilities. A heavily insulated water storage tank ensures that hot water will always be available. The patented low mass design recovers energy after the boiler’s heating and hot water cycles, reducing energy costs. The unit operates with whisper-quiet efficiency and will last for decades. Are you planning on switching from oil to gas? You don’t have to worry about changing to a different boiler. Switching a single component enables the unit to accommodate either source of energy. 

Call Tragar for Your Home Heating Needs

For over 60 years, Tragar Home Heating has been providing reliable heating and cooling service to Long Island residents. We handle upgrades, repairs, and installations of all major heating and cooling components for your Nassau or Suffolk County home. Our trained technicians deliver five-star service, guaranteed. For an oil system upgrade or if your home needs oil, call us at (516) 221-2559 for the lowest prices on high-quality Bioheat®, a renewable oil blend. We look forward to hearing from you!