Upgrading to a new HVAC system can be a great way to improve energy efficiency in your home. An old air conditioning system that is 20 years old can consume 6 kWh of electricity to cool a medium-sized home, while a modern system can do the same job with just 1.71 kWh. The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the most commonly used measure of efficiency in air conditioners, and it measures how efficiently a cooling system will operate during an entire season of standardized temperatures. The EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) is also sometimes mentioned, and it measures how efficiently a cooling system will work when the outside temperature is 95 degrees Fahrenheit. With the new regulations, air conditioners will become much more efficient, resulting in lower energy consumption and greater savings for customers.
The heating efficiency will increase from 8.2 HSPF to 8.8 HSPF, and the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating standards will be 81% in all three regions. When it comes to energy efficiency, anything with an AFUE of 90% or more is considered reliable. This means that 90% of the fuel you buy is converted to heat. To get the most out of your investment, it's important to invest in an oven with an AFUE greater than 95%.In addition to investing in an energy-efficient HVAC system, there are other ways you can maximize energy efficiency in your home. Make sure your home is properly insulated and sealed to prevent air leaks.
You should also consider installing a programmable thermostat so you can control the temperature in your home more precisely. Finally, make sure you regularly maintain your HVAC system by changing filters and having it serviced by a professional.