Air Source Heat Pumps
- ENERGY STAR certified heat pumps have higher ratings for seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), energy efficiency ratio (EER), and heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) and use about 5% percent less energy than conventional new models
- Air Source Heat Pumps Fact Sheet
- What else should I consider when buying an air source heat pump?
- ENERGY STAR certified central air conditioners have higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and energy efficiency ratio (EER) ratings and use 8 percent less energy than conventional new models.
- Cooling Fact Sheet
- What else should I consider when buying a central air conditioner unit?
Mini Split Heat Pumps
- Mini Split Heat Pumps cut cooling costs by 30% compared to conventional room air conditioners. ENERGY STAR certified ductless min-split heat pumps use more sophisticated compressors and fans that can adjust speeds to save energy.
- Mini Split Heat Pumps Fact Sheet
- What else should I consider before purchasing a Mini Split Heat Pump unit?
- Smart Thermostat Fact Sheet
- What else should I consider before purchasing a Smart Thermostat?
Heat Pump Water Heaters
- ENERGY STAR certified HPWHs can save a household of 4 approximately $350 per year on its electric bills compared to a standard electric water heater and up to $3,750 over the HPWH’s lifetime. Larger families — that typically use more hot water — will save even more!
- Heat Pump Water Heater Fact Sheet
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- What else should I consider before purchasing a Heat Pump Water Heater?
Heating and Cooling Energy Saving Tips!
- To stop air leakage from your home, which can reduce the efficiency of your heating system, make sure your walls are weatherproofed. Stripping and caulking surfaces, especially around windows and doors, can help make sure they’re water and wind tight. The average home has enough leaks around windows and doors to equal one open 3 by 3 foot window.
- Consider installing a programmable thermostat. When set and used properly, this device can save as much as $150 in energy costs per year.
- A simple step like insulating your roof could lead to considerable savings on fuel bills because your house will hold onto heat better and require less heating. Choose green insulating materials whenever possible, like recycled paper insulation or natural fibers like wool.
- Get an annual furnace check up. Get a routine maintenance and inspection of your heating system each autumn to make sure it is in good working order. Regular preseason check-ups can reduce your fuel consumption and maintenance costs.
- Lower your thermostat if you are gone four hours or more. Keep in mind it costs less money to reheat your home than it does to keep it warm while you’re out.
- Dust and vacuum vents on a regular basis in order to maintain free airflow.
- Electric heating loses 90% of its energy due to inefficient transmission through the grid system and through electrical appliances that aren’t as energy efficient as they could be. Try switching to other, more efficient, energy sources.
- Leaks in the basement can cost energy dollars as well as comfort. Seal drafts in the basement.
- Electric wall plugs and switches can allow cold air in. Purchase simple-to-install, pre-cut foam gaskets that fit behind the switch plate and effectively prevent leaks.
- Removing your unit air conditioner from the window prior to winter, this will help cut down on drafts. If you do plan to leave the unit in the window, install a cover over the unit.
- Keep your chimney closed when not in use. That way, warm air stays in the house.
- Keep blinds and drapes closed during evening hours to block drafty window areas.
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