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Aug

Keeping Up With Rising Energy Costs

Cheaper, less efficient HVAC systems of the 1970s were only about 65% efficient. Updated equipment since that time has increased efficiency to about 78% which still needs today’s code requirements but will soon be changed to a higher requirement.

Today it’s possible to purchase equipment that is highly efficient, meaning as much as 98.2% of the fuel input is utilized. Depending upon the model and efficiency rating you purchase, savings of 25 to 30% can be realized.

Since the cost of the equipment is higher, customers are asking “how much will I save quote?” To sell your customers on the pay back they’ll receive they’ll need to know that it depends upon several items; this offers you an opportunity to explain that the best savings may entail some upgrades by your service department as well as more efficient furnace or AC unit replacement.

If the equipment is in improperly sized for the installation or is poorly installed the expected savings would be reduced. If the ducts of the system are leaky this would also generate some loss in savings. And the quality of the product that is being installed is very important as well.

Installing a 95% efficient Concord gas furnace, will qualify your customer for energy incentives that are still available through the Energize CT program for his local utility (soon to be phased out).

The concord 95V with a 10 year limited parts warranty assures your customer that they are purchasing a durable, quality system that will last and this is the perfect time to upgrade at the lowest possible cost.

The model PRGE 14 gas/electric package may be the right choice for your customer. With an efficiency rating of 14 SEER it offers consistent energy savings and reliable heating and cooling throughout the year. A heavy duty compressor with a 10 year warranty on it and other parts means peace of mind.

The new PR 14 packaged units were designed to fit in the back of a standard pick up truck to enable fast, same-day delivery and installation in limited space or zero clearance applications.