Learn About Your Heating and Cooling Systems
Understanding Your Home's Heating and Cooling Systems
- Is your home heated with a furnace or a boiler?
- Is it better to install a standard or tankless water heater?
- Does it make more sense to install a ductless mini split heating and cooling system?
- How does ENERGY STAR decide which products to award the ENERGY STAR label?
We've got answers to these questions and more!
Heating Systems: Furnaces & Boilers
A furnace heats air that is distributed throughout the house via a blower motor and the home's duct system. A boiler creates hot water. The hot water or steam flows through a series of pipes or radiators to heat the home.
Central Air Conditioning
Central Air has come a long way. Today's units are up to 60% more efficient than units just 10 years older. Find out how to pick the right system for your home.
Standard or tankless water heaters - which to choose? Since water heaters account for about 15% of an average home's energy bill, take the time to find the right one.
ENERGY STAR Efficiency
Save energy. Save money. Help the environment. Only the most energy-efficient products earn the ENERGY STAR designation.