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A Carrier Heat Pump Can Keep You Warm This Winter

A Carrier Heat Pump Can Keep You Warm This Winter

winter When you are looking for a new heat pump for your Semmes-area home, you can rest assured that there is a Carrier model that fits the bill. Learn about four of Carrier’s highly-rated models, and see which would be a great choice for your home.

Infinity® 16 Heat Pump

One of the more hardworking Carrier heat pumps on the market, the Infinity 16 heat pump has great temperature and humidity control paired with a quiet design for effective yet unobtrusive heating and cooling. Some homeowners pair this heat pump with an Infinity furnace model to create a more energy-efficient heating system that offers better comfort and cost savings.

Infinity® 18VS Heat Pump

Unlike most other units, the Infinity 18VS heat pump has a variable-speed compressor that allows it to run in five stages instead of two. This feature helps the heat pump operate more smoothly, quietly, and efficiently in every season. Its temperature control capabilities mean it can keep your family comfortable with consistent temperatures year-round.

Infinity® 19 Heat Pump

The Infinity 19 heat pump offers excellent temperature and humidity control, so you will stay comfortable in any Alabama weather. This unit also features improved energy efficiency, with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 19 and a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) rating of 10.

Infinity® 20 Heat Pump with Greenspeed Intelligence

When you truly want to keep your family comfortable year-round, Greenspeed intelligence is the name of the game. Instead of a standard two-speed compressor, this unit also uses a variable-speed compressor to fine-tune climate control in any weather. This heat pump operates at about 40 percent capacity for most of the day, and it can quickly shift to 100 percent capacity to adapt to your family’s heating or cooling needs. This Infinity heat pump is also one of the most energy-efficient Carrier models, so you can keep warm without wasting energy. Looking for more information about the right heat pump for your home? Call the heating experts at Air Specialty at 251-545-3337 today, for a consultation.  
Appliances Continue to Use Power If Not Unplugged

Appliances Continue to Use Power If Not Unplugged

Even the most energy-savvy homeowner could be overlooking one very simple task that is impacting their energy bill. Many of your household appliances continue to drain a steady stream of energy even when they turned off. If you are looking for ways to create a more energy-efficient home in Semmes, Alabama, you need to understand standby power and what you can do to truly increase energy efficiency in your home.

Minimize Energy Drain

The most efficient way to stop appliances from using standby power is to unplug them completely, where possible. This might not be practical for your washer, dryer, microwave, and dishwasher, as the outlets are not usually easily accessible. However, for other electronic items, you should always unplug them if they will not be in use for a while. Items such as computers, printers, and gaming and entertainments will use a lot of standby energy. If you find it inconvenient to regularly unplug multiple items, using one or more power strips can make a difference on your energy bill. Power strips with on/off switches allow you to cut the power to several devices at once without having to unplug each. Simply turn the strip off, and power no longer flows to the devices. Power strips effectively reduce energy waste and help you to save.

Upgrade for Efficiency

A smart solution for items that you cannot unplug is to upgrade to energy-efficient models. Energy Star-certified refrigerators, HVAC systems, and other appliances, will use less electricity at all times. So even if you are unable to unplug them, you can still realize savings overall. Energy Star-certified appliances are given that label because they are more energy efficient and help to reduce energy waste. So when next you are looking for appliances for your home, look for those with the Energy Star rating. For more ways you can increase energy efficiency in your home, contact Air Specialty at 251-545-3337. The Air Specialty team provides preventive maintenance and other services that will improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. We can also recommend more energy-efficient upgrades so your entire home can be more energy efficient.  
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