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Heating and air conditioning services by EDGE Energy include HVAC design, performance and safety tune-ups, and combustion safety diagnosis and treatment. The HVAC system usually accounts for the largest portion of your home energy expenditures. Fortunately, many options for improving the efficiency of your heating and cooling system are available. Our BPI HVAC-accredited staff can help you decide which choice will be most cost effective for your particular home.

Most HVAC systems operate at less than 60% of their manufactured rated efficiency. Your new 16 SEER AC unit may be operating at the efficiency of an 8-10 SEER! Why? A poorly sealed envelope, poorly sized/sealed ducts, high static pressure, improper system settings, and numerous other problems that can be identified with an in-home air-balancing test.

Many factors contribute to creating an energy efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system from sizing to maintenance to leak sealing. In many cases, EDGE Energy can significantly increase the efficiency of your current system. However, if you have an older system, replacement may be more cost effective. Supplemental renewable energy systems can also boost overall efficiency. Whether you want to make your current system more efficient or put in a new system, we can recommend and install the most cost-effective solution. Here are some suggestions that will make your HVAC system more efficient:

Conduct Maintenance Regularly

Keep your HVAC system running efficiently by changing the air filter every 1 to 3 months and getting your system checked each year. In the future, we plan to offer annual HVAC Service Contracts.

The Right Size System

In order to maximize efficiency, an HVAC system must be the correct size—have the correct heating and cooling capacity—for the house. Improperly sized systems will be inefficient, require more maintenance, and cost you more. Contact Us if you need help sizing a system; we can provide HVAC & Duct Design services for both new and older homes.

Assess an Old System

We can also inspect existing HVAC systems, test their efficiency and suggest improvements where necessary and useful. Steps to increase efficiency may include:

  • Sealing Air Ducts—If we detect leaks, we can seal them and insulate exposed ducts—improving your HVAC system’s efficiency by up to 20 percent. Learn more about our Duct Sealing service.
  • Checking Components—Ducts and other components must be sized correctly to work most efficiently with the HVAC system. We’ll check to be sure you have appropriately sized system elements.

Consider New Equipment

If your system is 10-15 years old or not working properly, we recommend replacing it with a new, high-efficiency unit—especially one that has earned the ENERGY STAR. New units—furnaces, boilers, central air conditioners or heat pumps—will provide more comfort, optimal efficiency and maximum energy savings.

Mix in Renewable Energy

Conventional HVAC systems alone are not necessarily the most energy efficient solution. Supplementing these systems with solar, wind-power or geothermal systems can boost efficiency and save money over the long-term. We can identify the best mix of technology for your house and location and help you maximize government and utility rebates. If you’re starting from scratch, you should consider renewable as part of your home heating and cooling solution.

Every home is unique.

Call us to discuss your HVAC concerns with a professional whose goal is to improve your entire home’s comfort and efficiency, not to just sell you a new heat pump!

HVAC Performance

Are you REALLY getting 90% efficiency from that furnace? Did you know that most heat pumps operate at 60-70% efficiency? Under-performing HVAC systems generally results from:

  • Improperly sized or leaking duct work
  • Duct system designed poorly and not putting out even air-flow or temperatures
  • Incorrectly set DIP switches
  • Mismatched components – the compressors to A-coils to air-handler units for sizing

Get the knowledge needed to improve your HVAC performance by up to 30%, which sometimes VERY easy (and cheap) to implement solutions!

The growing demand for energy efficiency is abundant in the marketplace. EDGE Energy staff can help you meet market demands by providing the tools necessary to deliver the highest quality service available to your customers. Our air diagnostics & balancing testing will give you the edge needed to increase system performance, comfort, and satisfaction!

We have the training, knowledge, and tools to help you:

  • Calculate HVAC System Delivered BTUs
  • Understand the Effects of Static Pressures
  • Measure and Interpret System Airflow
  • Measure Wet/Dry Bulb Temperatures and Relative Humidity
  • Apply Duct Renovation Procedures to Improve Performance
  • Test Out and Deliver Proven, Documented Results
  • And More!

Why should I use EDGE Energy for my Heating and Air Conditioning?

About EDGE Energy

EDGE Energy is a highly-regarded Residential, Commercial, and Government renewable energy systems installer and “green” building contractor which is licensed, insured, and bonded in all counties of VA, DC, and MD. We design and install custom solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems with pride and with proven track records. Our special focus is completing projects which decrease utility bills and energy consumption by 25% to well over 100% – even creating homes that are “net-positive.” An Energy Audit is the first step to your energy efficient home!

Project Maps and Discounts!

Visit our project maps page to learn about homeowners in your neighborhood that have worked with EDGE in the past. Remember, EDGE Energy works with HOA’s, civic groups, trade organizations, office pools, or just simply any GROUP of organized homeowners interested in completing blocks of energy audits AND retrofit services like weatherization, duct-sealing, or air-sealing, and attic insulation. Many special pricing offers have been extended in the past due to the hard work of various “Neighborhood Champions” – those who have dedicated extra time to organizing group meetings, gathering email distribution lists, and assisting with scheduling.