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Financial Benefits to Buying a High-Efficiency HVAC System

With the hot summer months coming up, it’s important to have a good heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to help keep you cool. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated that over 80 percent of American households have air conditioning.* With the increasing presence of HVAC units, energy consumption has become a major concern.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has been doing surveys since 1978 to determine residential energy consumption. Over the past couple decades, heating and air conditioning usage accounted for over 50 percent of residential energy usage in the United States. It wasn’t until 2009 that HVAC residential energy usage finally fell below 50 percent.**

Part of the reason for the drop in energy usage is due to more efficient HVAC units and a change in awareness about energy consumption. It is important to know that a high-efficiency HVAC system can save you money in more ways than one.

The best time to invest in a high-efficiency HVAC system is in between the cold winter months and the hot summer months because the systems are not as in-demand. Homeowners who invest in high-efficiency equipment can qualify for rebates and federal tax credits.

Additionally, a high-efficiency HVAC system will help you save money on your gas and electric bills.  Back in the 1980s, furnaces were only capable of running at 60 percent efficiency, whereas today’s top-of-the-line furnaces have nearly 100 percent efficiency. New equipment is so intelligent that it self-regulates how much energy is needed using new developments such as variable-speed technology and modulating gas valves.

Another way to save money with a new HVAC purchase is to carefully select a system size. Bigger is not always better. Perform some basic research to figure out what efficiency and sized system your home needs.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Program at WyoTech

Do you want to help people save money with their HVAC systems? Check out the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning training course at WyoTech. You will learn the latest technologies and techniques to succeed in a constantly evolving industry.

WyoTech has flexible schedules to meet your needs and offers the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program in Fremont and Long Beach. In the program, you will learn from experienced professionals and get hands-on training in basic electricity, printed circuit boards, air conditioning, refrigeration fundamentals, and heating systems.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a diploma and qualify as an entry-level technician in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning field.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Contact us to get more information about how you can start training for a new career. Programs and schedules vary by campus.

* Source: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2010/HUDNo.10-138
** Source: http://www.eia.gov/consumption/residential/data/2009/

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