The cost to heat and cool your home adds up to more than half of your utility bills. That’s why it’s imperative to find a system that delivers superior comfort in your Justin home while still ensuring energy efficient. Greater energy efficiency means your system is working well while using less energy. Whether you are thinking about a replacement air conditioner or furnace or considering to upgrade your present equipment to be more energy efficient, there are some ratings to know that will help you during the procedure. So what exactly do those energy efficiency ratings represent?
SEER (used to measure cooling efficiency)
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The SEER rating takes into consideration the competence of your unit at different temperatures, in other words, seasonally in Justin. A larger SEER rating indicates a greater energy efficiency, which will convert into less expensive utility bills. The Department of Energy demands a minimum 13 SEER-rating for colder states in the north and a 14 SEER-rating minimum for hotter, southern states. If your home has an aged unit with a lower SEER-rating, you could see drastic energy savings after an upgrade.
AFUE or HSPF (used to measure heating efficiency: gas or electric)
AFUE stands for Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency ratio and it keeps track of the percentage of heat created for every dollar of fuel expended. You can consider it as the MPG on your car. The greater the AFUE-rating, the smaller your energy costs. If your furnace has a AFUE rating of 80, that denotes that 80% of the heat generated is consumed to heat the home, while 20% of the heat is misplaced through venting.
HSPF stands for the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor and works to keep track of the heating efficiency of heat pumps. It is the SEER rating for the winter season as it only measures your unit’s heating efficiency. Like the others, the higher the number, the more energy efficient the heat pump.
Pepper AC & Htg Inc in Justin presents equipment with the best energy efficiency ratings. If you are uncertain what the energy ratings are of the equipment in your home we would be glad to help you better understand to keep your home comfy, while saving money. Give us a call at 940-202-1184 to set up an appointment with us.