When you’re looking for a new air conditioning or heating system, it is important to factor in the total cost of ownership, not just the initial sticker price. Here are a few points to consider:
- Higher efficiency units cost more,
Fresh outdoor air is required to maintain indoor air quality and a healthy building environment. However, it usually takes much more energy to treat outdoor air than recirculated air, and a large portion of this energy is spent removing humidity.
Recently, Emerson Climate Technologies conducted a survey of homeowners who have purchased a mini-split system within the past 1-5 years. The respondents represented a large sample of people across the U.S. in different climate zones, which provided a good understanding of how mini-splits are being applied throughout the country.
Is HVAC on your back to school list? If not, it should be. Heating and cooling energy costs are a major budget line item for schools – often, second only to salaries. Why is comfort so important in schools? Read on…