Heating and cooling your home can account for more than half of your overall utility bill.* To save money, choose the most efficient heating and cooling equipment for your home and your budget. Ducane™ has many options from which to choose.
High-efficiency units can provide the same heating and cooling capacity as standard-efficiency units, but they simply use less energy to do it. And while you’ll find different terms to describe efficiency among different units, the basic principle is the same: The higher the rating, the less energy and money you’ll spend every day.
Ducane’s most efficient units are ENERGY STAR®-qualified, meaning they’ve been designed to meet or exceed government standards for energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR-qualified Ducane units not only offer the most savings during daily use, they may also qualify for local utility energy efficiency and government incentive programs, rebates and tax credits.
An air conditioner’s efficiency is measured using SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The current minimum government standard is 13 SEER, but Ducane offers energy saving equipment with SEER ratings of up to 18.0.
Furnace efficiency is measured in AFUE, or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. AFUE ratings typically vary from 78% to 98%, with 78% being the minimum requirement in the U.S. and 90% being the minimum requirement in Canada.
Since heat pumps offer both heating and cooling, they require two different ratings. Their cooling efficiency during summer is measured in SEER, while their heating efficiency during cooler months is measured in HSPF, or Heating Season Performance Factor. Ducane heat pumps range from 8.0 HSPF and 13.0 SEER all the way up to 9.2 HSPF and 18.0 SEER.
*Source: U.S. Department of Energy