energy Efficient air conditioning and Heating Options
Reduce Energy Costs and Pollution by Updating Your Heating and Cooling System.
If your system is older, you might be able to cut your fuel bills and your system's pollution output in half with a new, energy efficient air conditioning and heating system.
Here are some heating and cooling options and the energy savings you could realize:
Heat pumps. If you live in a mild climate and heat with electricity, a high-efficiency heat pump can trim the amount of electricity you use for heating by as much as 30%–40%. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months.
Dual-fuel heat pumps. A dual-fuel heat pump system combines an electric heat pump and gas furnace. In areas of the country where temperatures are typically above freezing and that have low electric rates, this is one of the most versatile, efficient and economical heating and cooling systems available.
Geothermal heat pumps. Unlike standard heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps use the ground or water to absorb or dissipate heat. Compared to air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps are more efficient, quieter, last longer, need little maintenance, and do not depend on the temperature of the outside air.
Dual-source heat pumps. These systems combine a standard air-source heat pump with a geothermal heat pump. Dual-source heat pumps have higher efficiency ratings than air-source units, but are not as efficient as geothermal units. However, they cost much less to install than a geothermal unit, and work almost as well.
Radiant heat and cooling systems. These efficient air conditioning and heating systems supply heat directly to the floor or to panels in the wall or ceiling of a house. Radiant heating is usually more energy efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts.
Contact ARS®/Rescue Rooter® near you to schedule a no-cost analysis of the benefits and savings of replacing your system with a new energy efficient air conditioning and heating system.