9/15/2016 3:43:18 PM
If your heating system is old, worn out, or inefficient, the most cost-effective solution may be to replace it with a new high-efficiency model.
Most furnaces have a useful life of 15-20 years, and most boilers will last 20-30 years. As your furnace or boiler nears the end of its expected life, start planning your replacement strategy, including what to buy and how to pay for it.
If you’ve made the decision to buy a new heating system, here are several sources to help pay for it:
Most of the incentives (rebates, loans, grants, tax credits) are compiled on the Database of State Incentives for Efficiency and Renewables (www.dsireusa.org).
Low-income Minnesotans who qualify for the /commerce/consumers/consumer-assistance/weatherization/index.jspWeatherization Assistance Program (800-657-3710) may receive energy upgrades such as furnace, boiler, and water heater repair or replacement.
For more information on home heating systems—including maintenance and repair tips and when to replace units—see the Home Heating section of the Home Energy Guide (pdf).
Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Contact the division’s Energy Information Center at email@example.com or 800-657-3710 with energy questions.