This is the year’s first collection of heating and cooling stories with news you can use. Stop back every month for more tips on saving money, news about HVAC innovation and more.
January 2017 HVAC Stories
1. Natural Gas Prices are Up over 2016
The price of natural gas has risen for the last five months, and that trend is expected to continue. Here’s a look at energy prices from the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration and what the outlook means for the rest of 2017.
2. Will you Buy your Next HVAC System from JC Penney?
The huge retailer announced plans in May of last year to sell large appliances. Penney recently began promoting the sale of Trane HVAC systems at some of its stores, as reported by the Dallas Morning News. It’s unlikely that prices will be lower, and may be higher, than estimates you’d receive by working directly with a Trane qualified contractor directly.
3. The Late Winter / Early Spring Forecast is Here
Many parts of the country will continue to enjoy winter weather that is warmer than normal. Will you? This report has all the details for your neck of the woods.
4. If You Buy a New Furnace or Heat Pump this Winter, Rebates Might Be Available
DSIRE, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency lists rebates and incentives for residential and commercial installation of energy-efficient equipment. See how much you can save on equipment this winter by finding your state and/or utility company information here.
5. Great Ways to Cut Utility Costs and Keep your Home Comfortable this Winter
It wouldn’t be a Top 5 list without tips for keeping more money in your pocket. This list from Energy Star offers lots of advice for reducing energy use and the cost that comes with it.
Check back for another list in February. Until then, browse our HVAC reviews on the brands and models you’re considering for your home.