Concord Heating and Cooling Products
421 Monroe St
Short report on company website
Let’s start at the beginning: HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning and are the initials often used to describe the industry that produces the equipment that brings comfort to your home. AFUE - This is a percentage measurement of a furnace’s heating efficiency. The U.S. Government’s minimum efficiency level is 78%. The higher the AFUE, the more efficient the furnace. The initials stand for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. ENERGY STAR - Products/Homes/Buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. To learn more, please visit www.energystar.gov . SEER - This is a measurement of the efficiency of cooling products. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the cooling product. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. HSPF - This is a measurement of a heat pump’s heating efficiency. There is no governmental minimum rating. The higher the HSPF, the more efficient the heat pump’s heating performance. HSPF stands for Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. A Note About Efficiencies: When you’re getting ready to replace an older heating or cooling system, it’s very important for you to get a Load Calculation done by your dealer/contractor. The greater the difference between the efficiency of your old system to the new system, the more likelihood that the dealer will recommend a smaller sized unit. This should not cause alarm, as the dealer, by running a Load Calculation, will be able to accurately size the system to the load in your home. It can be quite detrimental to equipment if the units are too large for the load in your home - they can start to “short cycle” (they run often but for very short periods of time, because they are pumping out too much heat/cooling and reach the thermostat’s setting too quickly), which can shorten the life of the unit dramatically.