Reducing energy usage in your Peters Township, Pennsylvania, home helps the environment and lowers utility bills. Energy-saving heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, efficient water heaters, low-energy lighting, and many other products keep you comfortable while using less fuel improving overall home energy efficiency.
High-Efficiency Heating and Cooling
Heating and cooling account for almost half of all household energy use in the United States. If you are planning a new installation, ask your HVAC contractor about high-efficiency furnaces and heat pumps. In Pennsylvania, new gas furnaces must have an annual fuel utilization efficiency of 90% or greater. Oil furnaces must have minimum AFUEs of 83%. AFUE describes the amount of fuel used to produce heat and the amount wasted. An efficiency of 90% means that 90% of the fuel used is converted to heat and 10% is lost.
Upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace can lower annual heating bills by hundreds of dollars. In addition, new technology better regulates humidity and temperature, which improves comfort.
Programmable thermostats can save up to 10% on heating and cooling costs each year. Wi-Fi enabled models can be controlled via smartphone, tablet or other internet-connected device. Programmable thermostats take the worry out of remembering to reset the thermostat as activities change.
Water Heater Energy Efficiency
Water heaters account for approximately 14% of home energy use. Storage tank water heaters continuously heat water to the set temperature even when water is not being used. In contrast, tankless water heaters heat water only on demand. According to the Department of Energy, demand-type water heaters can be up to 34% more energy-efficient than storage water heaters.
Valley Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. provides a full suite of heating and cooling services to keep your indoor environment comfortable. Our energy audits analyze how much energy you use and recommend ways to improve efficiency. We are a Trane Comfort Specialist, providing technological expertise and 100% customer satisfaction. We also install and maintain water heaters that save energy and enhance convenience.
For more information about ways to save energy in your western Pennsylvania home, contact us at (724) 204-8294.