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Use furnaces with variable-speed blowers and burners

Posted on April 19,2015 by Peterbilt in New construction

**Variable speed means greater efficiency** Variable settings allow furnace fans and burners to operate more efficiently. Single-speed motors must cycle on and off frequently under most conditions, and they don't operate efficiently during start-up. Another benefit: Furnaces are quieter when blowers run at lower speeds.

Learn more in the Green Building Encyclopedia

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Choose Energy Star or GreenSpec HVAC components

Posted on April 19,2015 by Peterbilt in New construction

**Rated equipment uses less energy.** Higher-efficiency fans, pumps, and motors meet either Energy Star or GreenSpec requirements and generally save 20% to 30% in energy costs when compared with uncertified equipment. High efficiency equipment almost always costs more but offers lower operating costs.

Cool the house with ceiling fans

Posted on April 19,2015 by Peterbilt in New construction

**Ceiling fans can be a great way to cut down on air-conditioning costs.**

When used properly, ceiling fans save energy and cool us off by supplying moving air, which cools the skin through evaporation. To be effective, however, they must be turned off when occupants leave the room. Often, ceiling fans are left on in unoccupied rooms, wasting energy and even creating a bit of heat from the motor. In humid climates, air still must be dehumidified for optimal comfort.

For further savings, choose an EnergyStar-rated fan.

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