Thursday, December 10, 2015
How to Choose the Most Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling System
When your home is in need of a new system for heating and cooling in Denver, you will have many decisions to make. By working with your HVAC technician, you can sort through all of the different system features. One of the biggest considerations will be the energy efficiency of your new HVAC equipment. The system's energy efficiency is rated by the U.S. Department of Energy and is a measure of how well it converts electricity or natural gas into heated or cooled air. The higher the efficiency of your furnace and air conditioner, the lower your home's heating and cooling costs will be. Energy Star Ratings One way to learn about a particular system's energy efficiency is to look at its product labeling. Energy Star rated furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners use at least 30 percent less electricity or natural gas to heat or condition the home's air.