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Energy Efficiency Ratings For HVAC Units
What Is SEER, COP, Or HSPF Rating And Why Is It Important?
Ratings help to assess the efficiency of HVAC equipment and systems for your home by measuring their output and energy efficiency. Heating and cooling professionals use these performance grading systems to determine energy usage and suitability for specific products.
A common energy efficiency rating you might notice is SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) for air conditioners, HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) for heat pumps, and COP (co-efficiency of Performance) for electric heating systems.
The units we deal with use SEER or HSPF ratings (defined in the following FAQs). The bottom line is lower energy bills through better efficiency scores.
What Is A Good SEER Rating?
SEER ratings range between 13 to 25 on the market today. The average air conditioning unit scores between 14-16 on SEER for efficiency. The higher the SEER score (20 is excellent) the more money you’ll save on your energy bill.
What Is A Good HSPF Rating?
Heating Seasonal Performance Factor is an efficiency rating specifically for heat pumps. Again, the higher the score, the more efficient the heat pump, and the more money you’ll save. You should consider a heat pump with an HSPF rating in the range of 8 to 10.
What Is A Good COP Rating?
Coefficient of Performance is a metric used for measuring electric heating systems like electric furnaces or heat pumps.
A good COP rating for heat pumps begin at about 2.0 for an air source pump. For comparison, an electric heat pump furnace’s energy efficiency rating is 1.0.
How Do I Improve My Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?
Indoor HVAC systems do more than just heat and cool. They filter particulate matter from the air caused by dust, lint, pet dander, mold particles, and smoke caused by wildfires. Improve indoor air quality with a high-efficiency air filter or purifier. We have a variety of high-efficiency air filters. For air purifiers, we recommend the Reme Halo, and AirScrubber air filtration products.
FREQUENCY OF SERVICE
How Often Should I Change My HVAC Air Filters?
How Often Should I Get My HVAC Unit Serviced?
How Many Years Does A Furnace Last?
How Many Years Does An Air Conditioner Last?
How Many Years Does a Heat Pump Last?
Heat pumps have a typical lifespan of 15 years. However, with regular maintenance and service appointments, some can last up to 25 years.
What If I Need Emergency Service?
What Installation Warranties Can I Get With A New Heating and Cooling Unit?
We are proud to turn to the experts at Carrier who provide a 10-year product warranty on new HVAC product installations. If at any point in the first year you are dissatisfied with a Carrier product purchased and installed through Bend Heating, call us and ask for your money back. Ask our estimators more about this amazing warranty and get peace of mind with Carrier’s high-efficiency rating line of products.
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What Tax Rebates Are Available If I Install A Ductless Heating System?
The Energy Trust of Oregon sponsors specific programs and rebates for installing HVAC systems with a high energy efficiency rating. Check with us for the most current rebate information and qualify for available tax rebates on your new unit purchase!
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