Gas Heating Contractors
Gas Heating System Installation & Service in the Washington, DC Metro Area (Including Maryland & Virginia Suburbs)
Gas heating uses either natural gas or propane. Natural gas is mined like oil, and there is minimal processing after it is extracted. Natural gas is made up of several different gasses, mainly ethane, methane, butane and propane. On the other hand, propane is separated from natural gas during processing. It is kept in liquid form to be stored and distributed.
Gas Furnace Efficiency
New gas furnaces are around 95% efficient. If you currently have an older gas furnace, or an old oil furnace, that runs at 60% efficiency, you could effectively save 35% on your heating costs simply by upgrading your furnace.
Propane vs. Natural Gas
Propane contains more energy than natural gas, so you will use less of it for your heating needs. However, propane is more expensive than natural gas, so the lower cost of heating is often offset by the higher cost of the fuel. People often choose the fuel source that is most easily available in their area.
Storage is another consideration. Natural gas is provided through underground pipes, but propane must be stored in tanks outside the house. You or a local propane dealer can refill these tanks.
What's Your Gas Furnace's Efficiency Rating?
A furnace burns fuel to warm air, and then pumps that warm air through ducts all around your house. The efficiency rating is the percentage of heat that actually gets transferred into air in the rooms of the house, versus being lost through the chimney or air vents.
Therefore, if you have a 20-year-old furnace that is 60% efficient, 40% of the heat is being lost – heat that you pay for! If you upgrade to a new furnace that is 95% efficient, only 5% of the heat is lost, decreasing your energy bills because your are using more of the heat that is generated instead of losing it to the outside. This is why we recommend installing the most efficient heating system you can, and we can help you determine what that system is for your home.
We Are Gas Furnace Experts
Green Collar Crew will evaluate your current home heating system, and provide a free quote on a new, efficient gas heating system that will save you way more money that you will pay for it. Combine it with our home energy inspection services to make sure that your home is using energy as efficiently as possible.
Start With an Energy Inspection
A properly sized and functioning gas furnace can help increase your comfort, save energy, and improve your home's safety and durability. But the first step is to schedule an energy inspection to find out exactly what home improvement work is recommended for your home. Serving Virginia & Maryland homeowners in the Washington, DC Metro Area.
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