When evaluating your home heating and cooling system options, efficiency and cost savings are important variables in your decision. High efficiency systems cost less to operate, and if you prefer to be environmentally conscious, efficient heating and cooling products make a smaller impact by using fewer resources. Eanes heating and air conditioning offers systems engineered with a wide range of efficiency ratings – from minimum industry requirements to highly energy efficient systems. Efficient equipment is not the only way to save money on the purchase or operation of your HVAC system.
In your quest to find the ideal HVAC system for your needs, you will encounter several important industry-standard efficiency ratings. The higher efficiency your product, the lower your long-term energy costs will be. As always, your expert Eanes representative can assist you in choosing the heating and cooling systems that are right for you.
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the measure of efficiency by which the cooling process of air conditioners and heat pumps is rated. The higher the SEER number, the greater the efficiency—and therefore greater energy savings. Today, U.S. regulatory agencies require all new products to have a 13.0 SEER rating or better. Below is a convenient chart that shows how much money you save per $100 spent with every increase in SEER rating.
|SEER Ratings||Money Spent||Money Saved|
AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the standard measurement of efficiency for gas and oil-fired furnaces. Given in percentages, this number tells you how much of your fuel is used to heat your home and how much fuel is wasted. The higher the AFUE rating, the greater the efficiency. The minimum industry AFUE requirement is 78%. Below is a convenient chart that shows how much money you save per $100 spent with every increase in AFUE rating.
|AFUE Rating||Money Spent||Money Saved|
|80% w/ Variable Speed Technology||$87||$13|
|96.6% w/ Variable Speed Technology||$77||$23|
HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) is the efficiency measurement used to gauge the efficiency of the heating mode of heat pumps. The higher the number, the greater the efficiency and cost-savings. Today’s models are required to have a 6.8 HSPF. Below is a convenient chart that shows how much money you save per $100 spent with every increase in HSPF rating.
|HSPF Rating||Money Spent||Money Saved|