From Margaret Everton on May 19, 2011 in Phoenix
According to the EPA, the average Phoenix homeowner spends over $2,000 a year on energy costs. Nearly half of that money goes toward heating and cooling. By upgrading your HVAC system to a modern, energy-efficient unit, you can save up to 68% on your energy costs. This translates into hundreds of dollars per year in savings just by switching to a properly installed HVAC unit.
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Local HVAC Sales in Phoenix
For a limited time, there is a local Phoenix special being offered by Trane, one of the largest HVAC manufacturers in the U.S. Customers can take either zero interest if paid in full within 36 months, 5.9% APR financing, or up to a $1,000 instant rebate on purchases made between March 1, 2011 and May 30, 2011. Please note that this offer expires soon and purchases must be made by May 30,2011, with eligible install dates to June 15, 2011. Get in touch with a local installer by clicking here.
Efficient Types of HVAC for Phoenix
So which types of units are ideal for the hot, dry climate of Phoenix, Arizona? Evaporative cooling systems are an ideal choice to cool your home this summer. These energy-efficient systems work by drawing hot air into the system, where it naturally causes the water within the system’s cooling pads to evaporate.
The cooled and humidified air is then circulated back into your home. The hotter and drier the climate, the more efficient the unit will run, making it a superb choice for Phoenix and the other Southwestern regions of Arizona. Evaporative coolers can use up to 75% less energy when compared to traditional air conditioning units, with lower installation costs from your HVAC contractor as well.
Split System Air Conditioning Units
Other attractive options are the split systems and mini-split systems, also known as ductless air conditioner units. These units are made up of two main components. First, theres the condensing unit. This unit contains the compressor and traditional air conditioning refrigerant, and is installed on the outside of the home. Second is the air handler, which is mounted on a wall or ceiling within the room that is to be cooled.
Installation of these units is generally less difficult, as they do not require any duct work. It’s this absence of duct work that also makes them some of the most energy-efficient units available. In addition to being significantly quieter than a standard window box air conditioner, split system units are also flexible; multiple air handlers can be installed and zoned in multiple rooms and run off of a single condensing unit. Models are also available with an added heat pump to provide warmth in the winter time if needed.
Federal Cash Rebates for Energy-Efficient HVAC
Select units are also eligible for the federal cash rebate of up to $500. Qualifying HVAC systems must be ENERGY STAR rated to earn the federal rebate. Check with your installer to ensure your system meets these requirements.
Proper sizing and installation of an HVAC unit is as important as the actual unit itself when determining energy savings, so dont hesitate to shop around, get multiple estimates and select the best contractor for the job. Contact us now to begin getting estimates on your new HVAC system, and enjoy a cool, comfortable home before these savings disappear. Click here to get started.