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Considering A New AC Unit? SEER & Other Features To Look For

Shopping for a new A/C can be overwhelming. There are dozens of possibilities to choose from, and this large investment is one you certainly don’t want to take lightly. Perhaps you’re considering a new A/C with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). This is certainly a good start, since SEER ratings indicate how efficiently…

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What Do HSPF And SEER Tell You About Heat Pump Performance?

A heat pump may be one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool homes, since they use no fuel other than electricity. Heat pump performance is measured by HSPF and SEER, the acronyms for heating season performance factor and seasonal energy efficiency ratio. The U.S. Department of Energy has established a minimum 7.7…

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A/C Features You’ll Want to Consider for Your Next System

Residential air conditioning has changed a lot in recent years. There are many new features available and new air conditioners are much more efficient than they used to be. Central air conditioners can last for up to 20 years, so you’ll want to be sure to consider all the new A/C features available when deciding on your…

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Acquiring a New Air Conditioner: Guidelines for Shopping and Installation

Investing in a new air conditioner doesn’t require you to become an expert about these appliances, since you can rely on the knowledge that the HVAC contractor provides, but it does help to know something about them. You’re satisfaction, comfort, cooling costs and system longevity depend on the decisions you make beforehand. Sizing, energy efficiency…

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Still Time to Use Tax Credits for Efficient Equipment, but Not for Long

This year, fall’s cooler weather doesn’t just signal that it’s time for yearly fall maintenance on your heating and cooling systems or for you to check your insulation. This autumn is also a good time to take note that there’s not much time left to take advantage of federal tax credits for the purchase of efficient heating…

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Terms You Should Learn: AFUE, SEER and HSPF

If you are considering adding to or upgrading your whole-house HVAC system, you should learn the terms AFUE, SEER, HSPF, among others. These acronyms all stand for efficiency rating systems for heating or cooling systems. By ensuring each system – whether it’s a furnace, heat pump or A/C – is the most efficient model you…

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How the Energy Star Most Efficient Label Can Benefit Your Alton Area Home

If you’re looking to upgrade your air conditioner, furnace or another appliance, the Energy Star Most Efficient designation is worth watching for. Whether you’re up in Alton or down south by Carbon Glen, Maryville, and Troy, it takes quality heating and cooling systems to deal with the highly variable Southwest Illinois climate. By looking for…

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