From Renee on September 25th, 2008 in Air Conditioning & Heating
According to Gary Puco, president of Atlantic Heating and Cooling, Inc., the newest trend in HVAC is efficiency. With oil and gas prices going up steadily, customers want higher efficiency equipment. Everyday, Gary gets requests from customers ready to make the switch to something greener. Here’s what he tells them:
- High-efficiency furnaces use 90 to 95 percent or more in gas input. If your furnace is 20 years or older, you are probably using 60 percent gas input. By changing your old system, you’ll save 40 percent on your gas bill. This also results in less pollution, which is better for the environment.
- If you are looking for a new, high-efficiency AC system, seek out products with a 13 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) rating or better. If your air conditioning system is over 10 years old, it probably has an 8 SEER rating, or less. Installing a new, energy-efficient system with a rating of 13 to 19 SEER will result in savings of 40 to 60 percent on your energy bill.
- New HVAC units typically take just 1 to 2 days to install. The cost to replace both your heating and air conditioning system will be about $3,500 to $7,500, depending on the system you choose.