If you have been thinking about replacing or installing a new heating system, our trained and licensed experts are available to talk with you, answer your questions and address your concerns. At Bill Smith Plumbing & Heating, we are dedicated to helping homeowners find the right heating system that fits the size of their home and budget. Call at 303-781-7856 for an appointment.
Rheem High Efficiency Furnaces
Modern furnaces are incredibly efficient compared to furnaces manufactured 30 years ago. The efficiency of your furnace is rated by its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. The AFUE measures furnace efficiency of converting natural gas, propane or fuel oil into heat. When a rating is high, it means the furnace is more efficient. 80% efficiency is where entry level furnaces start, and the efficiency goes up from there. Look for the Energy Star label to check any appliance’s energy efficiency rating.
The best high-efficiency furnaces available on the market today are produced by Rheem. High-efficiency furnaces are rated 90+% and cost more to install than low-efficiency furnaces. In the long run, once you take the payoff period into account, high-efficiency furnaces are less costly than low-efficiency furnaces. Bill Smith Plumbing & Heating has a long-standing relationship with Xcel Energy and we are qualified to help you determine which energy rebates are available for the most efficient furnace installation.
Home Heating System Sizing
If your furnace is oversized, it makes sense that it will cost more to operate than a furnace that is correctly sized. Oversized furnaces cycle on and off much too often which wastes energy. A load calculation takes into account the size of your house, the insulation value of your windows, the amount of insulation in your walls and roof, and a host of other factors to determine the appropriate furnace capacity. As a Rheem Pro Partner, Bill Smith heating technicians are up-to-date and trained carefully on the latest installation techniques. When deciding to install or replace Rheem heating system products, think of high quality, no gimmicks service. Think of Bill Smith Plumbing & Heating.
Hot Water and Radiant System Boilers
Radiant heating systems are more efficient than baseboard heating and forced-air heating because of the elimination of duct losses. Radiant heat is a great choice for people with allergies since allergens are not distributed in to the air like forced air systems. Click here for more information about boiler based heating systems.