New Heating Equipment for Vermont Homes
Old furnaces and boilers often run well. But because they’re much less efficient than new heating equipment, keeping an old system running in a Vermont home is like burning dollar bills year after year. This makes no sense, especially when heating fuel prices are high and financing costs are low.
When you do the math, including the savings from a programmable thermostat and lower oil use, and assume financing over five years at today’s low rates, a new furnace or boiler can cost as little as $35 - $65 a month.
However, if you live in an old, drafty, poorly-insulated house, you should complete an energy audit before replacing your heating equipment. Remember, if you seal air leaks and add insulation, you’ll need less fuel to stay warm. And that means you will need a smaller, less expensive heating system. Got questions? Contact Wayne Thompson, our service and efficiency program manager, at (802) 860-4090 or wayneREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@ecvt.net.