For the average US homeowner it costs more than $1,000 each year to heat and cool their home. No matter which type of heating or cooling system you have, you can reduce your energy costs by using a programmable thermostat to reduce heating and cooling when no one is home or when you’re asleep. According to ENERGY STAR, the average household can save around $180 a year by maintaining proper settings on their programmable thermostat. That’s almost 20% of your heating and cooling costs!
Remember to change (or clean) the filter on your furnace each month. A dirty filter reduces the efficiency of your furnace, making it work harder and use more energy. A dirty filter also lowers your indoor air quality, which can cause health issues, and increases the accumulation of dust in your home. To help you remember to clean the filter, add the task to your calendar or schedule it for the same day each month, such as the first day of the month, or the first Saturday or the month.
Today’s new high efficiency furnaces can save up to 50% in operating costs over a ten-year-old furnace. Many 1990 and earlier model furnaces have Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings of 65% or less. The minimum AFUE rated furnace that can be sold in the United States today is 80%.
Our current product offering starts at 80% AFUE and goes all the way to a very efficient 96.6% AFUE rating. Depending on your average usage, higher AFUE rated furnaces can significantly reduce your gas bill.
We offer many furnaces with variable and multi-speed features that can provide enhanced indoor comfort by slowly ramping up to your thermostat setting rather than simply turning on at full speed. This alleviates the ‘cold air blow’ often associated with single speed furnaces, and dramatically reduces system noise.
Heat pumps are a great solution for your home comfort system because they work to provide both heating and cooling. Heat pumps have SEER ratings like air conditioners and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) ratings for measuring heating efficiency. Higher SEER and HSPF ratings mean greater energy savings.
Heat pumps are a very efficient alternative to electric heat. A heat pump works the same as an air conditioner in the summer, but it runs in reverse in the winter to heat your home. The system will be matched with a backup heating source, most often electric heat for those extremely cold days of winter.
Just like our air conditioners, many of our heat pumps have advanced features, such as 2-stage compressors and variable speed fan operation. These features not only improve the comfort level of your home, but can provide additional energy savings as well.
MINI-SPLITS/DUCT FREE SYSTEMS
Room air conditioners make your home’s individual rooms or other small spaces more comfortable. Remember, just like whole-home systems, the higher the SEER and HSPF ratings, the more efficient they will be.
We offer a variety of room air conditioners, through-the-wall packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC) and ductless heating and cooling systems to meet any individual room’s needs.