Air conditioners may look similar, but check the SEER ratings. Higher SEER numbers save more money. A 13 SEER rated air conditioner uses 23% less energy then a 10 SEER unit. 13 SEER has been the minimum efficiency standard since 2006.
Heating and air conditioning systems are the biggest users of energy in the home, up to 75% of the utility bill. A new high efficiency furnace can save up to 50% in operating costs over a ten year old furnace. Many 1990 and earlier model furnaces have efficiencies of 65% or less. The minimum efficiency furnace that can be sold in the United States today is 78%. Furnaces are available that are up to 96.6% efficient.
Heat pumps are rated in SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). SEER and HSPF ratings are like Miles per Gallon rating of automobiles. Higher SEER and HSPF ratings mean greater energy savings.
The fan coil is the indoor component of a heat pump system. It includes the fan and the heating/cooling coil. The fan coil is designed for a particular refrigerant, so it must match with the heat pump. A variable speed fan coil can improve comfort with improved humidity control and warmer heating temperatures, and save energy in cooling.
Indoor Air Quality
Today's homeowners are realizing that keeping a home comfortable is about more than just temperature control. The quality of the air you breathe is too important an issue to ignore! Learn how to control the humidity in your home, and how to keep your indoor air clean and fresh.
We offer a full line of electronic thermostats to provide optimum comfort for all types of homes. Attractive designs, large, easy-to-read numbers, backlit displays and simple programming are just some of the features that make a new thermostat the best choice for controlling your home.
Zoning can provide optimum comfort with increased energy savings in the home by allowing multiple temperature sensing locations and control areas.
When you arrive home in the evening and turn on your lights, do all the lights in your home come on? No, that would not be very energy efficient. When you turn the water on your sink, would it be very practical if all the plumbing fixtures came on at the same time? No, it would not. Zoning allows the air to flow to the areas you need it, when you need it, at the temperatures desired for those areas. This increases your energy utilization and saves you money by cooling the zones that are occupied.