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Energy Efficiency Services with Raleigh Heating & Air

Call Raleigh Heating & Air for energy efficiency services in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, greater Wake County and the surrounding areas. From high–efficiency heating and cooling systems, to custom ductwork and Attic Tents, you can improve overall home efficiency by calling us. Call today to get started.

What to Look for in New Products

If you are shopping for a new furnace or air conditioner, be sure that you are getting as much efficiency as you can afford. It can be tempting to purchase a cheaper system, but lower prices usually mean lower efficiency levels. Take these ratings into account when purchasing a new system.

Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps: SEER

Air conditioners and heat pumps are given a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) number. The higher the SEER number rating is, the more efficiently the system will cool your home. The more efficiently the device operates the more money it will save you over time in operation costs, which is why an air conditioner with the lowest purchase price is not necessarily the wisest investment.

Gas Furnaces: AFUE

AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the standard by which gas and oil–fired furnaces are rated. The rating is given in a percentage, and the percentage reflects how much of the fuel used is actually going towards heating your home and how much is wasted. Industry minimums mandate that AFUE ratings be at least 80%. If you have an old furnace or oil–fired burner, there is likely a lot of room for improvement when it comes to efficiency, as many new gas furnaces now have an AFUE rating of between 90–96%.

Heat Pumps (Heating Mode): HSPF

The heating efficiency of heat pumps is measured by its Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). Heat pumps are generally a very efficient way to heat your home, but even heat pumps have industry mandated efficiency ratings. New model heat pumps must be rated at 6.8 HSPF or higher. Remember, as with any heating or cooling device, higher efficiency will mean a higher price tag. A comfort system is an investment, and you need to spend on your investment in the beginning to net a return in operational savings.

Efficiency Tips for Existing Systems from Raleigh Heating & Air

There are a number of steps you can take to keep your existing systems running efficiently. Here are some suggestions from the professional at Raleigh Heating & Air to keep your home as energy efficient as possible.

  • Regular Maintenance: Annual maintenance service is the best way to keep your heating, cooling, indoor air quality and any other systems running as efficiently as possible. Call Raleigh Heating & Air today to learn about our maintenance plans.
  • Good Insulation: Poor insulation of pipes, ductwork and cold spots in your house is a sure fire way to lose energy. Make sure that your home and comfort systems are well insulated to boost energy efficiency.
  • Don’t Ignore Problems: If you have any reason to suspect an issue with your heating, cooling or indoor air quality systems, call Raleigh Heating & Air right away. Any unexplained increases in operating costs, inconsistent performance or even strange noises and smells can be a sign of poor efficiency.

 

Call Raleigh Heating & Air today to increase the energy efficiency of your home. We service Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, greater Wake County and the surrounding areas.