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Could you save on your energy costs by upgrading?Use this calculator to compare your estimated heating andcooling costs using different energy sources and equipment.
Here’s how the equipment you selected compares to your current estimated energy usage and costs. Choose an equipment option to see more detailed information.
Knowing where your home is located will help us determine the heating andcooling costs in your area.This tool is intended to provide you with a comparison that reflects theestimated differences between the energy your home currently uses andvarious alternatives.
Tip: We'll use this to get a rough idea of how much space you have to heat andcool, so only include finished living areas.
Construction trends change over the years. We can tell a lot about how your homegenerally retains and absorbs heat just by knowing when it was built.
My home has about as many windows as…
Energy Fact: Windows allow more energy to escape than walls, so the amount of windows you have can make a big impact on the overall efficiency of your home.
Energy Fact: The more people in a home, the more fluctuation there is in energy consumption.
Tip: If your basement or attic is a finished living area that youheat or cool, include it in your tally. Otherwise, leave it out.
As the name implies, radiant heat radiates from direct heating units — usually in the ceiling or baseboard.
Forced air uses a furnace to heat air, then pushes that air through multiple air vents into each room.
Heat pumps pull heat out of the air or ground to warm a home, or out of the home itself to cool it.
Select Your Efficiency
If you don't know your current equipment's efficiency, choose "Standard."
SEER: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
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