The Importance of HVAC Efficiency

By Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric - September 2, 2015

At Four Seasons, we often highlight the efficiency of our Lennox furnaces and air conditioners. Furthermore, we also like to point out just how far the HVAC industry has come and just how sophisticated and impressive this new generation of home comfort systems really is. To solidify and reinforce this point, we’ve gathered some statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration which shed a light on energy consumption that could surprise you.

Hvac Efficiency and Your Home

  • Overall Heating and Cooling Energy Consumption Is Going Down!
    For a very long time, heating and cooling accounted for over half of the average home’s annual energy consumption. Now, because of the drastic improvements in HVAC efficiency, this number has gone down. According to the EIA, total home energy cost is now below the 50% park at a combined 47.7%!
  • Newer Homes Are 30% Larger But Consume the Same Amount of Energy!
    Despite an increase in size, newer homes actually consume roughly the same amount of energy as their older, smaller counterparts. Considering about half of the energy consumption of these homes is still going to be devoted to heating and cooling, this step up in efficiency is in no small part to the Lennox furnaces and air conditioners with AFUE ratings as high as 98% and SEER ratings reach 25+.
  • Our Windows Have Become More Efficient Too!
    Beyond this, advancements in window construction have also yielded dramatic increases in air infiltration and insulation ratings across the industry, and the Four Seasons Window Series is no different. The Optima, Elegance, and Radiance windows feature statistics far beyond the industry average and are available in customizable options to fit your unique home.

Don’t Miss Out on These Advancements! Schedule Your Free Estimate!

Remember, these statistics assume you possess at least the standard contemporary heating and cooling equipment. If your furnace or air conditioner is aging, it could be time to replace and take advantage of all the advancements taking place in the HVAC industry. Four Seasons offers FREE estimates in which our Comfort Specialist will determine the needs of your home and help guide you towards the perfect comfort system for your family.

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