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Explanation of Heating and Cooling Efficiency Ratings

The higher efficiency your product, the lower your long-term energy costs will be. We will help you choose which system will work best for you and your home or business.

SEER Rating

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is the measure of efficiency by which the cooling process of air conditioners and heat pumps is rated. The higher the SEER number, the greater the efficiency—and therefore greater energy savings. Today, U.S. regulatory agencies require all new products to have a 13.0 SEER rating or better. We offer 13.0 SEER to 20.00 SEER.

AFUE Rating

AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the standard measurement of efficiency for gas and oil-fired furnaces. Given in percentages, this number tells you how much of your fuel is used to heat your home and how much fuel is wasted. The higher the AFUE rating, the greater the efficiency. We offer a full line of furnaces with AFUE ratings ranging from the minimum industry requirement of 78% to more than 96.7%.

Cost Savings: If you have an older furnace (with an AFUE of approximately 60%), you could save up to 40% on your heating bills by replacing it with a new high efficiency furnace! The cost to replace your old, inefficient furnace is paid back through lower utility bills.