Reduce your Environmental Footprint using our
Good, Better, Best rating system.
Today's good mechanical equipment is more efficient than the best furnaces and air conditioners of 20 years ago. No longer gas-guzzling, these models provide an affordable option.
While not providing the maximum efficiency available on the market, the better furnaces and air conditioners are always better.
When nothing but the best will do, you satisfy both your environmental conscience as well as your pocketbook over the course of time. We all deserve the best.
The SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) measures energy efficiency. The higher the SEER rating the greater the efficiency. Cooling capacity is measured in BTU's per hour (2-tons, 3-tons, etc.).
Heating capacity is measured in BTU's. Energy efficiency is measured in percentage. An older furnace with a heating capacity of 100,000 BTU's may be sending up to 40% of its heat energy up the chimney. That is wasted energy and added pollution. With new furnaces measuring 98% efficiency, very little heat energy is lost. Upgrading your furnace will help save money over the long term while, at the same time, reducing your carbon footprint.
Other ways to reduce greenhouse gases
Use a programmable thermostat to control the temperature in your home. During the warmer seasons, raise the temperature slightly during the cool evening hours or when you are away from home. This will help save money while saving energy. Now that's being ecologically conscious. During the cooler seasons, drop your temperature for the night and while you are away from home. Your savings will be noticeable. And the energy conserved is benefiting the globe.
Did you know that your water heater works hard throughout the day and night maintaining the temperature of the water in the tank, even during times of little or no use? Turning down the temperature on your water heater has its benefits:
- less energy is needed to heat the water
- you're saving energy dollars
- there's no chance of a burn from scalding hot water
Even better, invest in an on-demand water heater. It's tank-less so it only runs when the hot water is turned on.
Switch to low-consumption water faucets. Consume less, save more