Last updated on September 15th, 2023 at 09:16 pm
The weather is getting chillier, and that means you need a reliable, energy efficient heating furnace or heat pump for the coming weather. Heat pumps and furnaces are solid choices for PNW homes, and each system has its own set of unique features that will be better for some families and homes.
Paragon recommends these energy-efficient heating systems that are better for both the environment and your wallet.
The Best Heat Pumps for Energy Efficient Heating
Coleman 16 SEER single stage CH6B
This high-performing single-stage heat pump goes up to 17 SEER and 9.5 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor), with its noise level reaching as low as 69 dBA. Its single-stage compressor delivers consistent comfort throughout the entire space, and its 10 year warranty for both its parts and compressor will ensure its dependability for years to come.
In addition, this split system heat pump is designed to match with Coleman indoor coils, furnaces, and air handlers to create a complete system.
Coleman 19 SEER 2 stage HC19B
This highly efficient 2-stage heat pump goes up to 19 SEER and 10.0 HSPF, with the sound going as low as 66 dBA, thanks to its WhisperDrive sound reduction system.
This unit has the ability to be matched with a Coleman furnace, where it can switch between heat sources based on energy costs and capacity. Most importantly, it can integrate with the Hx 3 zoning system, giving you the flexibility to customize the heating needs for different areas of your home.
The Best Furnaces for Energy Efficient Heating
Coleman 95% single stage TM9E
This furnace’s efficient condensing design puts it up at 95% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), which means the unit is extremely efficient at producing heat with the gas used.
This dependable system has a 10-year warranty for parts and a lifetime warranty for the heat exchanger. Its advanced blower motor is designed to create maximum comfort, and compared to older models, this system cuts fuel costs by 35%.
Coleman 96% 2 stage TM9Y
At 96% AFUE, this system is one of the most eco-friendly and energy efficient furnaces you can get. Its highly efficient ECM motor gives you quiet yet effective air circulation. The 2 stage burner gives you the option to adjust the heat to your comfort level.
This unit can also integrate with the hx3 commuting zone system to facilitate different heating specifications to different areas of your home.
Why You Should Get a New Furnace or Heat Pump for Energy Efficient Heating
If your heat pump or furnace is nearing 15 years of age, it’s time for it to be replaced. Since heat pumps are used year-round for heating and cooling, they don’t last as long as other heating units. Though a well-maintained furnace can last up to twenty years, it is a good idea to get it replaced before winter hits.
When shopping for a new system, look for the ENERGY STAR certification. Energy efficiency is a good reason to invest in a new system. Not only is energy efficiency better for the environment, but it also helps you save on energy bills.
These furnaces and heat pumps are energy efficient and perfect for Pacific Northwest homes.