If you’re concerned about being environmentally friendly, you likely want to reduce your household’s impact on the planet. Heating and cooling systems tend to burn a lot of fossil fuels, releasing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
To lower your own environmental impact, you can choose a cleaner or more energy-efficient HVAC system. Here’s what we recommend.
Heat pumps are some of the most efficient HVAC systems on the market. They move hot air from one place to another rather than combusting fuel. Since they can transfer more energy than they consume under the right conditions, they can be more than 100% energy-efficient.
Another great thing about heat pumps is that you can use them for either heating or cooling. With a heat pump, you don’t have to worry as much about heat pumps and future climate change. However, heat pumps are less efficient in extreme heat or cold.
According to the Department of Energy, using a heat pump can reduce households’ electricity use by up to 50% each year.
Our Picks For Environmentally Friendly Heat Pumps
Coleman 16 SEER single stage CH6B
This quiet, single-stage heat pump performs well with up to 17 SEER and 9.5 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). We’ve found that it can consistently keep most spaces comfortable. With a 10-year warranty for both the parts and compressor, you can depend on this heat pump for years to come.
Coleman 19 SEER 2 stage HC19B
This 2-stage heat pump is also quiet and highly efficient at up to 19 SEER and 10.0 HSPF. We can match it with a Coleman furnace so you can switch between heat sources based on energy costs and capacity. It also works with a zoning system, so you can heat different areas of your home to different temperatures.
Furnaces are generally less efficient than heat pumps. However, modern furnaces are still much more energy-efficient than their predecessors. They are also sometimes more effective and efficient than heat pumps at the coldest temperatures.
Our Picks For Environmentally Friendly Furnaces
Coleman 95% single stage TM9E
This furnace has a 95% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), which means it is extremely efficient at producing heat with the gas used. Compared to older models, it cuts fuel costs by 35%. With a 10-year warranty for parts and a lifetime warranty for the heat exchanger, you can depend on this system.
Coleman 96% 2 stage TM9Y
At 96% AFUE, this furnace is one of the most eco-friendly furnaces you can get. It’s also quiet and lets you adjust the heat to your comfort level. The unit works with a commuting zone system to let you heat different parts of your home to different temperatures.
Get a New Environmentally Friendly Furnace or Heat Pump
If you’re in the market for a new heating system, Paragon can help. We help homeowners throughout Snohomish and East King counties in Washington State find the best HVAC options for their homes.
Contact us today for a quote on an energy-efficient heat pump or furnace.