Heating and Air Conditioning

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Fact Sheet

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On average, half of a home's energy cost is for heating and cooling. Homeowner's can reduce these costs by reducing the heating and cooling load on the home through conservation and by sealing air leakages and improving insulation.

But the most effective way to reduce the energy bill is to install an efficient heating and cooling system. Due to the variations in temperature and humidity, some systems are more effective than others in specific geographic areas. This fact sheet can help the homeowner understand the systems available and the most effective application of each one.

Download this document to learn about:

  • Heat pumps
  • Geothermal heat pumps
  • Air conditioning with a gas furnace
  • Hydronic heating, including radiant floors
  • Right-sizing HVAC systems
  • Air distribution systems

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