An HVAC system is an essential part of any home or building. It creates a comfortable environment through heating and cooling regardless of the time of year by controlling the conditions within a building. With as much as half of the energy used in your home going to heating and cooling it, you’ll want to have an energy-efficient HVAC unit. It requires less work which means less money spent every month on utility costs for you.
Many different scientific factors go into determining the energy efficiency of an HVAC system that’s best for you and your home. And everything from how it’s maintained to the type that you have can affect the energy-efficiency. The three ratings most energy-efficient HVAC are rated with are SEER, EER, and HSPF. The SEER(Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating is the measured rating of the output. The higher the number the more energy-efficient HVAC you have. And rather than using lab-created conditions, the SEER rating uses actual seasonal conditions. The EER(Energy Efficiency Ratio) is similar in almost every way to the SEER, and most energy-efficient residential HVAC systems have this rating. The third is the HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). It measures how efficient the heat pump is. The heat pump cycles in both directions, therefore, producing both hot and cold air. And the higher the HSPF ratio the greater the efficiency of the heat pump.
So while a new AC system with high energy efficiency may be more costly upon installation, you’ll spend less money in the long run, as well as lower your carbon footprint. AN EHS certified HVAC energy-efficient technician would be happy to recommend which energy-efficient HVAC system is best for you, your family, and your home.