September 03, 2010 06:00 ET

Energy Efficient Heaters and the Federal Energy Tax Credit

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2010) - Homeowners! You can still take advantage of the 2009–2010 Federal Energy Tax Credit by making energy-related home improvements like installing an energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Get on the path to energy-efficiency, watch your savings grow and energy costs shrink – before time runs out. 

An Energy Efficient Heater makes the difference

Now is the perfect time to conduct an energy audit of your home to determine which upgrades will provide the most energy conservation. With heating and cooling accounting for nearly half of your energy bill, controlling your comfort with energy efficient heaters is one easy, economical way to reduce energy costs and do something positive for the environment at the same time.

Installing energy efficient heaters can provide homeowners with much needed relief from rising energy costs. Top-quality HVAC companies like Trane offer a variety of high-quality energy efficient heaters for the home. As costs continue to rise, luckily, there's plenty that consumers can do to make a lasting difference; including purchasing a Trane energy efficient heating system that qualifies for the HVAC tax credit.

SEER and AFUE Ratings on Energy Efficient Heaters

When looking at energy efficient HVAC systems for your home, it is important to remember two useful performance ratings: the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). They compare systems on different scales, and a higher number or percentage indicates a more energy efficient HVAC system. For example, the Trane XL20i air conditioner has a SEER of up to 20.0, making it one of the most energy efficient HVAC systems on the market.

When it comes to heating, the AFUE is the yardstick for rating furnace efficiency. Homeowners looking for relief from high priced home heating costs this winter can use the federal energy tax credit to buy and install qualifying Trane energy efficient heaters. An ideal choice for new or replacement, Trane energy efficient heaters with an AFUE rating of 95 or higher will conserve a significant amount of energy and qualify for up to $1,500 in tax credits before December 31, 2010. So act now.

If you are thinking of adding energy efficient heaters this year using the energy tax credit, get started right away. Call your participating independent Trane dealer for expert advice on the right energy efficient heaters for your home, help conserve energy and lower your energy bills. Whatever your needs are, look no further than your qualified independent Trane dealer for energy efficient heaters.

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