New HVAC Equipment, Same Old Problems

March/April 2016
A version of this article appears in the March/April 2016 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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February 29, 2016
Pity homeowners who are seeking to replace their existing heating or cooling equipment. As an industry, we’ve done a good job promoting high-efficiency equipment, but we haven’t done enough to ensure that the new system actually performs as advertised! Yeah—it likely blows warm or cool air, and it most likely will perform better than the one it has just replaced. The homeowner may even have engaged a utility program that offered a rebate for buying an Energy Star-qualified system.

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