Monday, November 8, 2010

Be Prepared for Winter 2010, Make Sure Your Unit is Running Efficiently

High Gas Prices

With fuel prices ready to increase for Winter 2010, more people are upgrading to high efficiency systems. Total home heating prices are going to rise 2.5% this winter (an average of $24 to a total of $986 per household).*

But how do you know if your efficiency measurements are right? Well, first you need to know what your analyzer's efficiency calculation is based on.

Is it net or gross efficiency? A good way to remember is "Net is Not." In other words, net does not include the latent heat of water.

For new condensing systems you need to determine the gross efficiency. The new Testo analyzers provide calculations in Gross Efficiency.

*According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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