Breaking Down the Best Systems for Your HVAC Installation

December 27, 2023

If it’s time for a heater replacement or AC installation, energy efficiency should be the No.1 factor when choosing a new system! Energy-efficient models significantly cut your electricity costs while contributing to a greener future. 

We’ve explained your best options for energy-efficient HVAC replacement models: geothermal heat pumps, VRF systems, high-efficiency labeled models and energy-star-rated systems.

Upgrade Your Heating System With a Geothermal Heat Pump

Unlike a furnace, which burns fuel to generate heat, geothermal heat pumps use heat from the Earth to regulate your home’s temperature. As such, they use far less electricity than other heaters.

The costs of purchasing and installing a geothermal heat pump might be higher than your old furnace, but the initial estimate doesn’t tell the whole story! Because they’re so efficient, this type of system results in incredible long-term savings on energy. Plus, you’ll improve your carbon footprint every time you turn on the heat.

Customize Your Home Climate With Variable Refrigerant Flow

Traditionally, heating systems work at total capacity to heat your entire home, regardless of the areas you’re using and not using. In contrast, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems adjust continuously, allowing you to personalize which parts of your home are being heated or cooled.

VRF uses multiple indoor units that run on the same system. Like geothermal heat pumps, they tend to be more expensive to install but cut your utility costs in the long run.

Opt for High-Efficiency Air Conditioning and Heating Units

HVAC technology has evolved tremendously in recent decades. If your home has an outdated heating and air conditioning system, look into replacing it with a newer, more energy-efficient model.  

New HVAC models use updated technology like multi-stage compressors and variable-speed fans to cut energy consumption by up to 20 percent. To select an energy-efficient model, ask your HVAC replacement technician for options with high SEER and HSPF scores.

Look for Energy-Star Certified HVAC Models

What is the gold standard for choosing an ideal replacement for your old HVAC system? An Energy Star Label. This trademark blue symbol means the model has met strict guidelines the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set. On top of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy-star-labeled options can save hundreds of dollars annually.

We know replacing your HVAC system can be daunting. At ProFlo, we prioritize providing clear information, great customer service and affordable HVAC replacement service to make the process as smooth as possible. We’re recognized across the region for being the best HVAC and plumbing solutions provider! For more information, fill out our contact form or give us a call at 951-694-1300.

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