iS_11009201XSmall-technician.pngThe Home Team professionals at Woodfin know that an advanced, high-efficiency furnace provides excellent warmth and comfort while achieving maximum fuel conservation, whether you heat with oil or gas. ENERGY STAR® recommends a professional evaluation of equipment that is 10 years old or older, and upgrading to an ENERY STAR®-rated high-efficiency unit. Woodfin's heating experts will evaluate your equipment and, if necessary, help you choose the right energy-saving unit for your home. Remember, when you have a Woodfin furnace installation, no matter how large or small, you can be sure that everything will be done with the highest level of expertise, and to your complete satisfaction.


furnace-carrier-henrico-virginia.pngFor more than 100 years, Carrier has been the world leader in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems. The company has been built upon a legacy of innovation and commitment, and the Variable-Speed Oil-Fired Furnace and Infinity line of Gas Furnaces are high-efficient examples of that commitment. For more information, visit the Carrier web site.

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ac-central-lennox-repair.pngWith the most innovative and reliable features available, Lennox's Dave Lennox Signature Collection and Elite Series, featuring both gas and oil-fired furnaces, are crafted to deliver maximum comfort, efficiency and performance. These are the quietest furnaces you can buy. These furnaces feature Riello oil burners - in fact, Woodfin's preference for Riello was a prime reason behind the decision for Lennox to switch to these burners. Learn more about this fine equipment at www.lennox.com.

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gas-oil-furnace-energy-conservation.jpgFurnaces are the most widely used heating systems in the United States. They use oil, gas or electricity to heat air, which is distributed through the building by ducts and registers. Furnaces that earn the U.S. ENERGY STAR® rating deliver higher efficiency than standard new furnaces available today.

Follow these helpful tips to achieve optimal efficiency with your furnace:

  • Clean or replace the air filter once a month to assure the best airflow and efficiency. Make sure that furniture or draperies do not block vents.
  • Consider replacing your furnace with a high-efficiency ENERGY STAR®-qualified model. This one investment could reduce fuel consumption by 30 percent or more.
  • Get a furnace tune-up. It will ensure you get maximum performance from the fuel you buy.
  • Keep ductwork in good repair with duct insulation.

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In the moderate cold that is typical of a Virginia winter, a highly efficient heat pump can be more efficient than a furnace or boiler. Heat pumps use electricity to extract warmth from the outdoor air and move it into your house. Compared to traditional electric heating, a heat pump can save 30 percent to 40 percent on electricity costs for heating. On the coldest days, however, a heat pump's efficiency declines.

Follow these tips to optimize the efficiency of your heat pump system:

  • Do not set back the heat pump thermostat if it causes the backup heating to come on, because the backup system is probably less efficient.
  • For continuous indoor fan operation, install a variable-speed fan motor so that heat pump performance does not degrade.
  • Keep your system well maintained with professional tuning at least once a year. Proper maintenance can save more than 10 percent on electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Clean or change filters once a month or as needed. Dirty filters reduce airflow through the system, which decreases performance.
  • Clean outdoor coils whenever they appear dirty. Power down the fan occasionally and clean it.
  • Remove vegetation and clutter from around the outdoor unit.
  • Clean the supply and return registers inside your home, and straighten their fins if they are bent.
  • Inspect the ductwork periodically. A typical system loses 20 percent of its conditioned air through leaks and faulty connections.
  • Insulate thoroughly to eliminate heat loss through your walls, ceilings and floors. You could reduce your fuel bills by as much as 15 percent, according to Consumer Energy Council of America.
  • Open shades and drapes during the daytime to let the sun's warmth in, and close them when the sun goes down.
  • Close your kitchen vent, fireplace damper and closet doors when not in use. Remove air conditioning window units, or cover them well.
  • Check your threshold for any gaps between it and the door. Use a bottom seal that can be attached to the bottom of the door. It should brush up against the floor to seal up the threshold and eliminate drafts.
  • Make sure you have good insulation on exterior walls, ceilings with cold spaces above, and floors with cold spaces below.
  • Replace the windows. Consider new low-emissivity glass that will decrease radiant heat loss without lowering visibility.
  • Correct air leaks around windows, doors and electrical outlets.
  • Repair weather stripping and caulking.
  • Replace any cracked glass in your windows.
  • Keep ductwork in good repair with duct insulation.

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