If you’re deciding between repairing and replacing your heating system, there are many factors to consider, including age, repair costs and home comfort. Don’t wait until your equipment falls apart! Call in the experts of Rusk Heating & Cooling to evaluate your system and make recommendations.

Here are three reasons to upgrade your heating equipment:

1. Energy efficiency
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Older heating systems are less efficient. Investing in an ENERGY STAR-labeled furnace or boiler can save energy and money! The U.S. Department of Energy explains:

ENERGY STAR-qualified oil and gas furnaces have minimum AFUE ratings of 83% and 90%, making them up to 15% more efficient than standard models. ENERGY STAR-qualified oil and gas boilers have a minimum AFUE rating of 85% and use about 6% less energy than a standard boiler.

2. Improved performance

No more tinkering with your thermostat to get your home at the right temperature! Upgrading your heating system guarantees enhanced performance, making your house more comfortable. After all, you shouldn’t have to think about it — your home should be cool and comfortable on hot summer days, and warm and cozy on cold winter nights.

3. Tax credits

According to HouseLogic, replacing your heating system may even qualify you for certain tax credits. This is particularly relevant now, as it’s tax season. Here are some of the credits available:

  • $50 for advanced main air-circulating fans
  • $150 for qualified furnaces (gas, propane and oil) and hot water boilers
  • $300 for qualified items of energy-efficient building properties, including electric and geothermal heat pumps

Rusk Heating & Cooling is a top heating contractor in Covington, Northern Kentucky and Indiana. We’re dedicated to assisting you in finding a dependable, high-quality indoor comfort system that operates safely, can lower your monthly cost, reduce indoor air pollutants, and regulate temperature and humidity.