Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) are the equipment used to heat, cool and ventilate your home. Heat Pumps, Natural Gas-Propane-Oil Furnaces, Central Air Condition are examples. Old equipment, especially an older heat pump can account for very high energy usage. Many times it is very beneficial and cost effective to upgrade to new higher efficiency equipment. And, when done along with air sealing and insulation the savings and the Rebate can be huge. Not to mention that the new, efficient equipment doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain your comfort.
Ductwork in your attic or unconditioned crawl space that is leaky or improperly insulated can be an issue as well. For example, an HVAC system in a vented attic that not only leaks can draw in dusty, cold, hot or humid air from the attic instead of inside your home which not only wastes energy and reduces it’s ability to keep you comfortable.
Older or improperly operating equipment can be the source of high energy and repair bills. Replacing the old system with new high efficiency equipment not only will lower your bills and improve your comfort but can qualify for up to a $7500 rebate through the BGE and Potomac Edison Home Performance with Energy Star Program when combined with some air sealing and insulation.