If you are shopping for a new heating and cooling system, you probably already know about the differences in energy efficiency among the options on the market. Ratings such as SEER (for air conditioners) and AFUE (for furnaces) are similar to the mpg ratings on cars; choose a higher rating, and the HVAC system will consume less energy.
Home heating systems are the lifeblood of the home during harsh winters. In Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, the energy efficiency of a heating system is especially important to keep heating costs low.
When dealing with heating, cooling and ventilation systems, designed to keep you comfortable and breathing healthy air at home here in Northern Indiana, you’ll come across the following rating systems for HVAC products. It pays to be an informed consumer, so here’s an outline of what the ratings and certifications mean to you: