Why consider updating your HVAC systems?
Everyone wants their home to be comfortable year-round, and now comfort and cost can be balanced with the proper selection of an energy-efficient heating and cooling system.
Selecting the right system and its size for your home has never been more important. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, heating and cooling account for up to 56 percent of the energy used in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes.
Fortunately, a wide variety of energy-efficient systems are now available to heat and cool your home. Finding the most energy-efficient system is easy – ask about ENERGY STAR® qualified products.
The benefits of updating your HVAC system
Select a system that you are considering updating and see the potential savings benefits.
An ENERGY STAR®-qualified central air conditioner is 15 percent more efficient than a standard system.
A ductless split heat pump is a high-efficiency, controlled heating and cooling system that provides exceptional air circulation without the need for extensive ductwork. Using a two-way system, ductless split heat pumps cool your home by transferring warm air from inside to outside. They can also heat your home with the reverse action during colder months.
What are the advantages of a ductless split heat pump?
- 25 to 50 percent less energy consumption than forced air and electric resistance systems.
- Continuous operation helps efficiently maintain stable indoor temperatures, as opposed to forced air systems that expend excessive amounts of energy turning on and off.
- Independent controlling allows you to avoid the high costs of heating and cooling unoccupied rooms.
- Easy installation with wall or ceiling mounting that does not require expensive home modifications.
- Low maintenance – generally only requires occasional cleaning of coils and filters.
- With proper upkeep, ductless split heat pumps can last more than 20 years.
Where is a ductless split heat pump beneficial?
- In spaces where ductwork is not present or would be difficult to install.
- Home remodel projects, additions and/or construction areas requiring cooling or heating.
- Homes with existing electric heating systems.
Efficient and environmentally friendly, geothermal heat pumps use the stable, even temperature of the earth to heat and cool your home.
A geothermal heat pump takes advantage of the earth’s constant temperature to provide highly efficient heating and cooling. In the winter, fluid circulating in underground pipes carries the earth’s heat to your home, where it is concentrated to provide heating. In the summer, the process is reversed, and heat from your home is carried back to the earth through the pipes to provide cooling.
According to studies, ENERGY STAR®-qualified geothermal heat pumps can reduce energy costs by 20 to 70 percent. Approximately 70 percent of the energy used in a geothermal heat pump system is renewable energy from the ground. The systems use a small amount of electricity to operate the heat pump, ground loop pump and distribution fan or pump.
A geothermal heat pump is a reliable, low-maintenance and environmentally friendly heating and cooling choice. It operates safely and quietly, with no combustion, direct emissions or exposed outdoor equipment, such as a fuel tank. Because it is mechanically simple and all exterior equipment is below ground, protected from the weather, maintenance costs are often lower than other heating and cooling systems.
In most homes, heating is the single biggest energy expense. Replacing your old furnace, boiler or boiler circulator pump with new high-efficiency heating equipment can help reduce your energy costs, plus make your home more comfortable.
Older furnace and boiler systems have efficiencies in the range of 56 to 70 percent. High-efficiency heating systems achieve efficiencies as high as 97 percent, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home.
Did you know?
Having your heating equipment periodically checked by a service professional will increase the life expectancy and efficiency of your units.
Each degree above 68 F on your thermostat can use 3 percent more energy.
Programmable or Wi-Fi thermostats will allow you to automatically control heating and cooling.
Cleaning or replacing furnace filters periodically and having your furnace burner checked and cleaned annually are great ways to maintain their efficiency.
Ways to save with an HVAC update.
Setting you on the path to a more comfortable, efficient home.
Save even more with energy efficiency rebates.
Find rebates available to you
Boiler – Natural Gas Only
Natural gas only. ENERGY STAR® qualified 94 percent AFUE or greater and AHRI Rated with boiler reset control.
$750 instant discount at point-of-sale to a licensed contractor at participating equipment distributor locations only.
Boiler Circulator Pump
Please see the Qualified Products List (QPL) for a full listing of approved models.
$35 instant discount at the point-of-sale to a licensed contractor at participating equipment distributors only.
Boiler Reset Control
Eligible for existing natural gas boilers only. Please see the Qualified Products List (QPL) for a full listing of approved models.
$200 for existing systems only AND customer must have Home Energy Solutions assessment first.
With Home Energy Solutions service only. 17 SEER, 12.5 EER ENERGY STAR® and AHRI certified.
$200 mail-in rebate per system.
Central Heat Pump System
With Home Energy Solutions service only. 16 SEER, 12.5 EER, 10 HSPF ENERGY STAR® and AHRI certified.
$500 mail-in rebate per system.
Ductless Heat Pump Multi-Units
ENERGY STAR® qualified single indoor unit: 18 SEER, 12.5 EER, 9 HSPF and AHRI rated.
$500 instant discount at point-of-sale to a licensed contractor at participating equipment distributor locations only. Up to two matched systems per home. Electric heat customers receive an additional $700 rebate with Home Energy Solutions service only.
Ductless Heat Pump Single Unit
ENERGY STAR® qualified single indoor unit: 20 SEER, 12.5 EER, 10 HSPF, and AHRI rated.
A $300 instant discount at point-of-sale to a licensed contractor at participating equipment distributor locations only. Up to two matched systems per home. Electric heat customers receive an additional $700 rebate with Home Energy Solutions only.
Furnace – Natural Gas
ENERGY STAR® qualified 95 percent AFUE or greater and AHRI rated, with ECM air handler motor.
$650 instant discount at point-of-sale to a licensed contractor at participating equipment distributor locations only.
With Home Energy Solutions service only. ENERGY STAR® qualified, see rebate form for more details.
$500 per ton up to three tons (mail-in rebate).
Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
ENERGY STAR® certified Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostat bundled with the purchase/rebate of a program-qualified boiler, furnace or ductless heat pump.
$100 instant discount at participating distributors. Up to three (3) rebates per eligible customer. Rebate cannot exceed the purchase price if less than $100.