The winter heating bill has been costing a pretty penny lately, and if you are sick of it, you may want to look into getting a more energy efficient heating system.

"They save you in the cost of gas, like burning fuel. Most new stuff you are 95 per cent efficient where your old appliances were probably around 6 per cent. So you are only losing 5 cents a dollar out the stack," explained Wes Kashuba from Kashuba Heating and Air Conditioning.

The pros and cons of the two different systems are night and day when compared to each other. The energy efficient systems are now required by law to be installed when a new system is needed.

"The old ones were low efficiency, so like a natural burning appliance. Your new ones are high efficiency and they are power vented, and you can get different motors, and there is a lot of upgrades available in the new stuff where the old the stuff with a stand-in pilot you are wasting fuel. The new stuff lights when you use it," he continued.

Kashuba assured that older homes with larger old furnaces will be compatible with the newer ones, and often only takes a day to be installed.

"I think some people are leery of it. Some people hear horror stories, but what I compare it to is when you change your oil in your car. These things burn fuel too and service is huge in the new stuff and I think people got scared away because they aren't used to servicing these as much as they used too," concluded Kashuba.

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