Tips on How To Choose An HVAC System From Dan’s HVAC

Furnaces

Furnace and Air conditioning systems are the largest users of energy in homes. Many Furnaces that are 10 years or older are 65% efficient or less. A new high efficiency furnace can save you on your monthly utilitiy bill.  New Furnaces have an  EFU of 80% to 95%. Most furnaces on the market today are fully modulated and run minimum efficiency of 78%. The minimum efficiency furnace that can be sold in the United States today is 78%. Furnaces are available that operate up to 95% efficient.

Air Conditioners

Air conditioners sold today are mandated to have a 13 Seer rating meaning they are units that save up to 23% on there energy usage. Older models have a 10 Seer rating and are using more energy. There are units available that operate higher Seer ratings. Higher SEER numbers save more money.

Thermostats/Zoning

There are many different types of Thermostats sold. Aprilaire and Honeywell offer a full line of electronic thermostats to provide optimum comfort for all types of homes. Attractive designs, large, easy-to-read numbers, backlit displays and simple programming are just some of the features that make Aprilaire and Honeywell thermostats the best choice for controlling your home.
Zoning can provide comfort with increased energy savings in the home by allowing multiple temperature sensing locations and control areas.

Humidifiers

There are three styles of humidifiers that can be used with a furnace or air handler. Bypass humidifier, power humidifier, and a steam humidifier.

Boilers

Older boilers operate at lower EFU newer boilers have come a long way. Boilers today can operate at 80%-97% EFU saving you on your monthly utility bill.

Electronic Air Cleaners

Device that connects to the furnace that cleans the air of dirt, dust, and pet dander. It can be washed with mild soap and water and reinstalled without purchasing new filters.

UV Lights

Is an air purification system that is connected to the furnace that kills mold and spores as they pass the light.