What is HVAC?
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) moves warmed, cooled or dehumidified air through your ductwork to the appropriate rooms within your home. A relatively new heating and cooling solution for homeowners are Ductless Mini-Splits. Ductless Mini-Splits provides a homeowner with more room-by-room temperature control with zero need for ductwork.
Before investing in a new heating and/or cooling system for your home, make sure that you’ve first addressed any areas of energy loss. Addressing areas of energy loss within your home can easily be accomplished with proper air sealing and/ or insulation.
If it’s time to upgrade your HVAC system, rest assured that Energy Monster will be able to provide you with the rebates and incentives that are available to you.
Is a New HVAC System for You?
Did you know that the average American household spends nearly $1,100 annually on the heating and calling of their home? That accounts for more than half of your annual energy bill! It is therefore critical that your home’s heating and cooling systems operate efficiently. Some signs that your HVAC system may not be operating efficiently include:
- Your furnace, boiler, air conditioning, or hot water equipment is more than 15 years old
- Your home is uncomfortable because some rooms can never seem to get warm enough in the winter or cool enough in the summer
- There areas in your home that are excessive humidity or dusty
- Your utility bills are higher than your neighbors’
What Can a New HVAC System Do for You?
Since an HVAC system uses most of your home’s energy, and therefore costs more than any other system in your home, it’s most cost and energy efficient to add a new HVAC system that has the newest and most efficient technology. If you’re about to take the plunge and purchase a new HVAC system for your home, we have some recommendations for you:
- Replace your old heating and cooling equipment with Energy Star-labeled equipment. Doing so can reduce your energy bills by hundreds of dollars per year.
- A state-of-the-art gas boiler can achieve significantly higher thermal efficiency. While a conventional boiler is typically 70-80 percent thermally efficient, a gas boiler can be 98 percent thermally efficient.
- A new HVAC system can reduce your use of fossil fuels.
- Furnaces fueled by Ground Source HP are by far the most energy efficient heating source for a home (330%), followed by Air Source HP (240%), Electric Furnaces (98%), Natural Gas Furnaces (82%), Fuel Oil Furnaces (78%), and Seasoned Wood (63%).
- A new HVAC system can help you to achieve a more comfortable, temperate, draft-free home.
At Energy Monster, we can help you with instant rebates for your HVAC equipment, and we will handle all of the state’s rebate paperwork. Some of the HVAC energy rebates that are offered in Connecticut include:
- Home Energy Assessment
- No-cost Air Sealing (In preparation for insulation)
- No-cost Duct Testing & Sealing
- $1.00 off per square foot approved for insulation ($2,000 maximum rebate)
- Numerous Heating System Incentives
- Energy Star Appliance Rebates