HVAC Facts and Statistics
Because we love HVAC so much, here’s a list of HVAC facts and statistics that you should consider (some of them will save you money):
- Turning Your Thermostat Back can save you up to 1% for each degree you set it back, if you leave it for 8 hours. So, if you set it back 10º when you go to work, you could save 10% on your heating/cooling bill. Setting it back will cause your HVAC system to run less, saving you money in the long-run.
- 41.5% of Energy Consumption Goes to Heating in the average U.S. home as of 2009. Heaters run more often and harder than air conditioners. We recommend having your heating system serviced to make sure it’s still in good working condition.
- We Used 99 Quadrillion BTU in 2010. Quadrillion is after the trillion, and a BTU is the amount of energy it takes to heat 1 pound of water by 1ºF.
- The Most Efficient Furnace Available is the Air Ease A97DSMV Series Comfort Sync Control. This furnace saves an average of 21% more energy (and in turn, saves you money) than the average furnace. It costs about $1,040 a year to run on average. Check out all of the energy efficient furnaces available as of 2013.
- The Most Efficient Boiler Available is the Carrier BMW Performance Series. Carrier is one of the biggest names in the heating industry, and they don’t hold back when it comes to innovating their products. This boiler will save you an average of 19% more energy than the average boiler. It costs about $865 a year to run on average. Check out some more energy efficient boilers.
- The Average Expected Lifespan of a Furnace is 20 years. How does your furnace compare? If it’s been more than 20 years, it’s probably time to find a new one because yours may not last much longer! When you find one, let us know and we’ll come out to install it for you.
- The Average Expected Lifespan of a Boiler is 15 years. Boilers are generally cheaper than furnaces in the long-run, but they go up much earlier=. If yours is approaching or has passed the 15 year point, it may be time for a new one.
- The Average Expected Lifespan of a Central Air Conditioner is 20 years. Don’t let this sneak up on you in the middle of a hot summer. Shop around before it’s too late.
- In 2012, the U.S. Received 2.2 Million Shipments of Furnaces. How many of these were installed in total is unknown, but it’s a safe guess to say around 1.8-2.0 million furnaces are in U.S. homes today. Over 98% of them are gas furnaces; 2% are oil furnaces.