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Energy Efficiency with Enoch

Time for a new energy-efficient heating system?

Enoch Before the typical New England winter really sets in, you may want to consider retiring your old, inefficient heating equipment. While converting from oil or electric to natural gas is a great way to save on energy costs, some may not be ready to take that plunge just yet. So if conversion is not an option for you right now, here are some other cost-effective equipment upgrade options that have fantastic rebates and financing terms for you to consider.

Ductless heat pumps or mini-split heat pumps are highly-efficient heating and cooling systems that can be easily installed as a primary heat source. These pumps heat and cool homes better than traditional baseboards and wall heaters, and their superior air distribution helps make your most lived-in rooms feel more comfortable. This makes ductless heat pumps even more ideal for homes with open floor plans.

ASHP

There are also ducted versions of the mini-split heat pumps called air-source heat pumps. According to Energy.gov, ASHPs can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to homes than the electrical energy they consume. How, you might ask? ASHPs actually absorb outdoor air and warm it, and then release it inside your home or office.

Additionally, a majority of homes have traditional water heating tanks, which take up a lot of space and aren’t very energy-efficient. A great alternative to those traditional tanks are heat pump water heaters, that can heat your water using 50% less energy. Wow! And ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heaters can save an average household of three approximately $370 a year on electric bills. To learn more about their energy-savings benefits, visit here.

So now that you have some great options to stay comfortable and warm while spending less, check out great offers from Energize Connecticut for 0% financing or terrific rebates for new energy-efficient equipment.

Enoch Lenge is the CL&P and Yankee Gas energy efficiency spokesman. If you're a member of the media and would like to arrange an interview with Enoch, please contact Media Relations.