During very warm and very cold months, energy bills can spike. Not only are you running your heating or cooling system more, taxing weather conditions can affect the efficiency of your appliance.
One way to avoid higher energy costs during extreme weather months is to install an energy-efficient HVAC unit. These units run more efficiently, using less energy to deliver the same level of comfort in your home.
Are you interested in finding the best energy-efficient HVAC unit for your home? Read on for the top five units currently on the market!
What Makes an Appliance Energy-Efficient?
An energy-efficient appliance is one that delivers the same result but uses less electricity to do so. For heating and cooling units, that means keeping the comfortable temperature while drawing on less energy.
There are a few different ways to calculate energy efficiency. You want to look for the following ratings, the higher the better:
- SEER – Seasonal energy efficiency ratio
- EER – Energy efficiency ratio
- HSPF – Heating seasonal performance factor
It is worth the investment to install energy-efficient appliances and materials in your home. As designers and manufacturers have made progress in creating better appliances, the return on your investment has gone up.
In addition, purchasing energy-efficient appliances will not mean less comfort. These appliances are designed to deliver the same level of temperature control as traditional appliances.
That said, it makes sense to invest in a holistic approach to energy-efficiency in your home. While installing one efficient appliance can make a difference on your energy bill, if you don’t also have proper insulation or other measures, you may not be getting the most bang for your buck.
Find the Best Energy Efficient HVAC Unit For Your Home
There are so many HVAC units on the market. Which one is right for your needs? We have reviewed five of the top energy-efficient units on the market today.
1. AirEase SCU/BCE Series
With SEER ratings of 19-20, this series of HVAC units delivers some of the best output for energy usage. These sophisticated units offer variable capacity and air quality control. Depending on the size and usage of your unit, you could save more than 30% over the federal minimum cost.
2. Amana AVXC20
The Amana series can reach up to a 23 SEER rating, which is one of the best on the market. These units also offer user-friendly diagnostic and smart technology options. Check with an air conditioning expert to find the best price on an Amana unit.
3. Bryant Legacy Series
The Bryant Legacy units offer a compromise between efficiency and cost. With years of experience, Bryant is a trusted name in HVAC manufacturing. These units average a 16 SEER rating, though some reach higher.
4. American Standard Platinum 20 Series
The SEER rating on these units consistently approaches 20, hence the name. The units are extremely precise, responding to changes in temperature with speed changes of as little as 1/10 of 1%. Contact your heating experts to find out more about the American Standard units.
5. Armstrong SCU/BCE Series
Armstrong is another well-known name in HVAC units. These SCU/BCE series units approach up to a 20 SEER rating, offering up to 50% better energy efficiency than other units.
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