As a leading dealer of heating and air conditioning products, we carry only the best air conditioning and heating products on the market today. We use American Standard because of quality, part availability, operating cost, and fewer repairs. Here are the American Standard products we recommend:


Air Conditioners


Heating and air conditioning systems are the biggest users of energy in the home, up to 75% of your utility bill. While air conditioners may look similar, check the SEER ratings. Higher SEER numbers save more money. A 13 SEER rated air conditioner uses 23% less energy then a 10 SEER unit. 13 SEER will be the minimum efficiency standard by 2006.


Furnaces

Furnace efficiency is measured as AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency), and a new high efficiency furnace can save in operating costs over a ten year old furnace. Many 1990 and earlier model furnaces have efficiencies of 65% or less. The minimum efficiency furnace that can be sold in the United States today is 78%. Furnaces with AFUE ratings above 90% are considered high-efficiency.


Heat Pumps


Heat pumps are rated in SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). SEER and HSPF ratings are like Miles per Gallon rating of automobiles. Higher SEER and HSPF ratings mean greater energy savings. High-efficiency units have efficiencies of 13 SEER and 7.5 HSPF or above.


Geothermal Heat Pumps


A geothermal or "ground-source" heat pump is an electrically-powered device that uses the natural heat storage ability of the earth and/or the earth's groundwater to heat and cool your home or business.
Like any type of heat pump, it simply moves heat energy from one place to another. Your refrigerator works using the same scientific principle. By using refrigeration, the geothermal heat pump removes heat energy stored in the earth and/or the earth's groundwater and transfers it to your home.


Air Cleaners


Air Cleaners reduce the effects of airborne pollutants by trapping particles as small as .01 microns. They can improve your health, keep your entire home cleaner, protect your valuable investments, and save you the time and aggravation of constant dusting.


Thermostats

During winter, you can save about 3% of your heating costs for every degree you lower your thermostat. During summer, you can cut cooling costs 3 to 4% for every degree you raise your thermostat. These savings alone can often pay for a programmable thermostat in two years or less. Programmable thermostats automatically raise or lower the temperature when you're not home, saving you money while still maintaining the level of comfort you desire.