If you are interested in heating and cooling equipment, consider the efficiency advantages of natural gas equipment.
Investing in modern, high efficiency heating and cooling equipment will return dividends for years to come.
If you’re looking for a high-efficiency condensing furnace, the most energy efficient furnace available, you will find that there are many natural gas options. Natural gas condensing furnaces can achieve up to 97% efficiency. Besides phenomenal efficiency ratings, natural gas systems have many other advantages. Natural gas is environmentally friendly and domestically produced, and these furnaces provide many flexible heating options, including forced air and radiant heating.
During the summer, the cost of electricity peaks. Avoid high rates by using natural gas to power your cooling system. Many reliable manufacturers offer high-quality gas cooling products that promise significant cost savings, flexibility, and reduced environmental emissions. Natural gas air conditioners offer reduced operational costs as well as reduced exposure to high summer electricity costs. Businesses also appreciate the flexibility of natural gas units, which may be used to create a single natural gas cooling solution, but can also be used to enhance an existing system. The environmental benefits of natural gas air conditioners are also significant. Reducing the demand for electric power reduces the emission of greenhouse gases. In addition, many natural gas cooling technologies use water instead of environmentally toxic CFCs as a refrigerant.
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Choose heating or cooling equipment that is sized properly for your needs. Correctly sized units require lower energy costs, lower maintenance costs, and produce less pollution. For guidelines, see the ENERGY STAR Web site.
Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.
Ducts that move air to-and-from a forced air furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump are often big energy wasters. Sealing and insulating ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent — and sometimes much more
DID YOU KNOW? Older boilers typically have efficiencies ranging from 56 to 70%. New condensing models can achieve efficiencies of 97%. Upgrading your natural gas furnace or boiler from 56% to 90% efficiency in an average cold-climate house will save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. Find out more at Eere.energy.gov.