What part in my elec furnace can I replace to make my unit more efficient, lower bills? Pic related
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You go us always seem to know everything about hvac/mechanical systems so I'm gonna run this by u. Long story short
I own a 2 family building
I lived up stairs while renovating bottom unit. Too unit had an existing hvac system about 6 years old total, when I bought the place. This unit does not seem that efficient stl winters would run me 300 dollars in elec bills, all elec.
Now I live in bottom unit, I picked out the system, high efficiency, also a heat pump. My bills r running more like 100-120.
I have upper unit rented they had a elec bill 300 mine 115 , I think it's my furnace how can I upgrade the upstairs unit furnace to make it more energy efficient, what parts do I replace?
Generally I would always recommend doing upgrades to piping. A thick wrap would help insulate the pipes that carry you heat and water to their destination. As far as mods to the unit... In not sure really.
Electric is electric, Its 1:1, Meaning whatever BTU u generate with the electric furnace you will pay for it. It has an even "COP". If you really want an upgrade it would Be to change to a Gaz furnace.
An electric furnace is literally the same as baseboard heaters. You do not save any money exept you do generally have a better comfort if the instalation has been properly done.
Depending on the instalation it is probally possible to add a heat pump coil, and then you will start saving. My main language isnt english, but i hope that helps
This unit does not have a heat pump.
Also I'm looking for a way to upgrade what I have, it is not more than 7 years old, an it is not feasible to replace as it still works. My concern is that it causes high electric bills what can I do to upgrade the existing system? My thought are that the furnace may be too small
This guys right
Electric heat is always 100% efficient so unless you go to something other then electric, like gas or heat pump, you won't fix anything.
Maybe look into upgrading windows and insulation? Not sure what condition they're in but it's cheaper to keep the heat in the building then produce more of it.
>what can I do to upgrade the existing system
Nothing. See the First Law of Thermodynamics.
Electric heaters are already ~0.0001% efficient: almost every drop of electrical energy consumed by them is converted into heat.
There's been no big improvement to electric heating since it was invented, because any such improvement would be creating energy out of nothing.
You could, I guess, get a big plasma TV and a big amp and that way get entertainment and heating from the same electrons.