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April 19, 2011 06:01 ET

Upgrade Your HVAC System for Improved Home Energy Efficiency

TYLER, TEXAS--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) - We all know that greater home energy efficiency equals greater savings. With the weather warming and household budgets cooling down, increasing home energy efficiency is something many homeowners are considering. So if you're wondering about improving your family's comfort at home without blowing your budget, these simple tips will make saving money through improved home energy efficiency a breeze.

Home energy efficiency tip #1 –Know when to replace

If your air conditioning system is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a more energy-efficient model. Look for air conditioners with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 13 or higher.

Home energy efficiency tip #2 –Look for the ENERGY STAR® logo

Choosing an air conditioning system with the Energy Star logo is an easy way to improve home energy efficiency with an HVAC system upgrade. Choosing products for your home that bear the ENERGY Star logo is an important step to improving home energy efficiency. Qualified products are available in multiple categories, including heating and cooling equipment, appliances, home electronics and lighting.

Home energy efficiency tip #3 –Enlist dealer expertise

If you're thinking of improving home energy efficiency by installing a new air conditioning system, first, ask a reputable dealer, such as an independent American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care™ dealer, to perform a load calculation for your home. This will help determine the products with the right capacity for your home, and help you find the best system to keep your family cool while also helping to improve home energy efficiency. Find an independent American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning dealer near you at http://find.americanstandardair.com

Home energy efficiency tip #4 –Opt for a packaged deal

A matched HVAC system refers to components that are designed to work together to provide greater home energy efficiency, reliability and comfort. Matched systems can be "split" (separate units placed inside and outside the home) or "packaged" (one single unit, which houses all components in a single cabinet, placed outside the home).

You might also consider a hybrid system. Hybrid systems bring together two different fuel sources, such as a gas or electricity for improved home energy efficiency through heating or cooling. American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning's hybrid comfort systems can deliver up to 68 percent savings over a comparable 10-year-old system.*

About American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning

American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning HVAC systems provide homeowners with the highest level of home comfort at the lowest possible cost of operation. Our HVAC products are praised by consumer publications and meet or exceed all government standards for home energy efficiency. We are dedicated to providing HVAC systems that provide worry-free comfort and improved home energy efficiency for years to come.

To learn more about improving your home energy efficiency through HVAC upgrades, Contact your local independent American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning dealer at http://find.americanstandardair.com

*Potential energy savings may vary depending on your lifestyle, system settings, equipment maintenance, local climate, home construction and installation of equipment and duct system. To find out how much you can save on energy costs in your area, ask your dealer for details.

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