Older furnace and boiler systems had efficiencies in the range of 56% to 70%. Modern conventional heating systems can achieve efficiencies as high as 98.5%, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home. Energy efficiency upgrades and a new high-efficiency heating system can often cut your fuel bills and your furnace’s pollution output in half. Upgrading your furnace or boiler from 56% to 90% efficiency in an average cold-climate house will save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year if you heat with gas, or 2.5 tons if you heat with oil (EnergyStar).
Today’s best air conditioners use 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid 1970s. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model (U.S. Dept of Energy).
Did you know that nearly half of all heating and cooling equipment in U.S. homes never performs to its advertised capacity and efficiency due to incorrect installation? This means homeowners pay higher operating costs over the life of the equipment.
Proper sizing and installation are essential in determining air conditioner efficiency. Improper unit location, incorrect coolant levels, and improper duct installation can greatly diminish efficiency. Too large a unit will not adequately remove humidity. Too small a unit will not be able to attain a comfortable temperature on the hottest days.
PVE’s knowledgeable technicians will carefully assess your heating and/or cooling needs. We will present you with options, answer questions and provide you with a written estimate to help you choose the proper equipment for your home. Our expert installation and dependable service will ensure long-lasting, efficient performance.