One of the best reasons to replace your home comfort system is the opportunity to reduce your energy bills and minimize your property’s carbon footprint. Committed to the health of your family and the environment, Main Street recommends HVAC solutions that are environmentally friendly so you’ll enjoy energy-efficient comfort while improving indoor air quality.
Main Street adheres to sustainable installation practices, and recommends ENERGY STAR® rated products for heating, cooling and humidification. ENERGY STAR is a government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, and ENERGY STAR products undergo rigorous scrutiny before earning the label. Qualified products are proven to deliver home comfort performance while providing verifiable energy savings to consumers.
Most of today’s gas furnaces waste between 35 and 45 percent of the heat they generate, leading to high gas bills and reduced winter comfort. When it’s time to upgrade your furnace, Main Street technicians recommend equipment with a best-possible Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency Rating (AFUE). Much like your vehicle’s gas mileage, this rating indicates a furnace’s ability to efficiently utilize energy. Twenty years ago, the market’s best furnace units achieved 55 to 65 percent AFUE. By comparison, today’s energy-efficient furnaces achieve up to 98 percent AFUE!
Your air conditioning system represents the largest percentage of summer electric bills. If it is over ten years old, it could be costing you twice what it should. Due to advances in technology and updated government regulations, today’s cooling units are far more efficient than decade-old equipment.
Like other HVAC equipment, central air conditioners are rated for efficiency using Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). Again, think of SEER like your vehicle’s gas mileage: the higher the SEER rating, the more you save. Twenty years ago, the average air conditioner had a SEER of around 6. Today’s systems range from 13 to 24!
Depending upon budget and comfort requirements, it is worth investing in a higher AFUE or SEER system—especially if you plan to keep your home for the long-term. Your Main Street technician will recommend green heating and cooling equipment that is both affordable and high performance. Call 801-930-5151 to schedule your consultation or request a green energy audit for your home.