Use Less. Pay Less.
We know greater efficiency equals greater savings. And we’re proud of our
overachievers - our products that work hard to save you money on your heating
and cooling bills by using less fuel in the first place. Are your current
heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
components saving you the money they could be? Here are a few things to think
If your furnace is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a more
energy-efficient model. We have a wide range of furnaces that efficiently and
comfortably heat things up when the weather gets frigid.
Your heating and cooling system's components should have the highest possible
energy efficiency ratings. The higher the rating, the more efficient the product
and lower your energy usage can be. Make sure your components meet the following
- Furnaces: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)
ratings of 80 or higher
- Heat pumps: Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF)
ratings of 7 or higher
- Air conditioners: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)
ratings of 13 or higher
The Environmental Protection Agency developed the ENERGY STAR program to
reduce the nation’s energy consumption. Choosing products for your home that
bear the ENERGY Star logo
is an important step to consuming less energy. Qualified products are available
in multiple categories, including heating and cooling equipment, appliances,
home electronics and lighting.
Ask a dealer to come out to your house and perform a load calculation for
your home. This will help the dealer recommend products with the right capacity
for your home, and help you find the best system to meet your comfort needs.Find
an independent American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning dealer near you.
Not too big, not too small. Choose the just-right system for you.
Homes that are heated and cooled by units that are too big, too small or just
plain mismatched, miss out on quality performance and efficiency. Here are some
tips to make sure you’ve found the system that fits your home and climate.
It all starts with a matched system, which refers to components that are
designed to work together to provide greater efficiency, reliability and
comfort. Matched systems can be “split” (separate units placed inside and
outside the home) or “packaged” (one single unit, which houses all components in
a single cabinet, placed outside the home).
You might also consider a hybrid system. It’s not science fiction, but it’s
still pretty impressive. Hybrid systems bring together two different fuel
sources, such as a gas or oil furnace and an electric heat pump, for more
efficient heating and cooling. A hybrid system is calibrated to automatically
switch between the furnace and heat pump depending on which offers the most
economical power for your heating or cooling needs at any given time. You can
imagine, the cost savings can be impressive. In fact, American Standard Heating
& Air Conditioning’s hybrid comfort systems can deliver up to 68 percent savings
over a comparable 10-year-old system.*
Contact your local independent
American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning dealer who can help decide
which components are right for your climate and your home’s energy sources.
Thermostats. The simple change that saves.
You don’t have to start over with your home’s
HVAC system to consume less energy and enjoy a more comfortable home. The
easiest fix of them all is a new, programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats, also known as programmable controls, can have a
significant impact not only for your home’s energy consumption, but also for
you. It’s hands-free comfort, and allows you to enjoy your home without running
to the control every time the weather outside changes. During winter months, you
can save as much as 3 percent* of heating costs for each degree your thermostat
is lowered. In the summer, cooling costs are cut up to 6 percent* per each
degree you raise the thermostat. A programmable control will automatically
adjust temperatures throughout the day, ensuring greater energy efficiency and
enhanced comfort. Some control models even allow homeowners to pre-program
desired temperatures for specific times of day. You can save costs by easily
adjusting the heating and cooling settings for times when you’re waking up,
leaving for work, sleeping or going on vacation.
*Potential energy savings may vary depending on your
lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance, local climate, home
construction and installation of equipment and duct system. To find out how much
you can save on energy costs in your area, ask your dealer for details.