When a home’s old furnace breaks down, finding a replacement furnace can be a challenge for any homeowner.
There are plenty of choices available, but deciding which furnace to choose takes a lot of effort and research.
Kamloops homeowner Vina Richardson decided to make the challenge of finding a replacement furnace a lot easier on herself, by having a certified Energy Advisor conduct a detailed home energy audit on her 1967 home.
Home energy audit
She not only learned about her furnace choices, but she discovered many more ways to save energy and get government grants for her home renovations.
The Energy Advisor who conducted the audit on Richardson’s home explained that choosing a furnace is about more than just its price. Of course a new furnace should be priced right, but it should also be able to quietly and efficiently deliver comfortably warm air to all parts of the home.
It should use a minimum amount of fuel, and extract as much heat as possible from the fuel it uses. And it should be high quality, to last as long as possible.
In short, a new furnace should be as efficient as possible while still within the homeowner’s budget. But thanks to government grants for energy-saving renovations, Richardson was able to choose from a wider range of furnace options than she would have originally considered.
Richardson decided to replace her old mid-efficiency natural gas furnace with a new high-efficiency condensing gas furnace.
It was a more expensive choice than she might have made without the help of grants from Canada’s ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes program, but it’s one she knows makes sense. The grants, says Richardson, “Helped a lot. I couldn’t afford to do it without the rebate.”
Richardson’s new furnace is one of the most efficient furnaces available, with a 95% annual fuel use efficiency — which means that it transforms 95 percent of the fuel it uses over the course of a year into heat for the home.
Its built-in DC variable-speed motor makes sure every bit of warmed air is circulated through the home, creating a more even temperature throughout all the rooms. Not only does the furnace help her save money, but it creates a more pleasant home.
As Richardson notes, her home is much more comfortable now that her new furnace is in place. She says energy-saving grant programs are “a good idea,” because they help homeowners with the cost of more efficient furnaces. And, she adds, “it helps the environment.”
Kamloops homeowners can choose from a shopping list of Interior & Northern LiveSmart BC rebates:
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Each Kamloops home has its own specific energy-savings needs, and yours is no different. The right renovations add up to big savings. By following the expert advice of a certified BC energy advisor, you’ll make the energy renovations or "retrofits" that are right for your Kamloops home — and help improve your energy costs and the Kamloops BC environment.
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When you improve your home in Kamloops, you also make a difference to the rest of the world. You’ll help address important global issues like ...
And there’s even more. Click here to learn how Kamloops homeowners like you are saving thousands of dollars and tonnes of greenhouse gases every year, by making the right energy-saving home renovations. Kamloops BC homeowners can make a difference.
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