In NH, we rely on five primary fuels to heat our homes: natural gas, fuel oil, propane, wood and electricity. We use furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, wood stoves, pellet stoves and electric baseboard to convert these fuels into heat. In a quest to lower yearly heating costs, homeowners are seeking higher efficiency equipment. Unfortunately, more efficient equipment does not always equate to a lower yearly heating cost. Fuel type is a major factor that is often over looked.
Was your furnace recently red tagged or condemned by an HVAC or Heating contractor? Did your contractor tell you that you had a cracked heat exchanger? Dishonest HVAC and heating contractors will use this as a scare tactic to sell you a new furnace you may not need.
Our last blog post talked about air flow restrictions and the importance of changing your air filters. Ductwork debris can also cause air flow restrictions. LeBlanc technician Kyle D. discovered all these forgotten items while installing a furnace in Milford, NH 03055. A.J. LeBlanc Heating does not currently clean ductwork but we can certainly offer referrals to those in need of a good duct cleaning.