Orange Energy High Efficiency HVAC Solutions

Orange Energy Solutions is one of the leading full-service home performance companies in the Greater Philadelphia area. We understand that comfort and savings are essential ingredients to enjoying your home. Unlike most contractors, we take the whole house as a system approach to achieving the most efficient home.

Whether you are currently working with an HVAC contractor or just starting to gather estimates on having your HVAC system serviced and/or replaced, our team at Orange is ready to bring you peace of mind. We will develop successful strategies for optimizing home energy efficiency while reducing the energy load on your home and HVAC system. We stand by our business model of providing heating and air conditioning equipment that delivers the highest quality and efficiency. With the Orange team on the job, your utility bills are less and your comfort is increased! 

Following BPI (Building Performance Institute), ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) and the Department of Energy standards, our highly trained and experienced experts here at Orange understand that energy-efficient requires careful planning and attention to detail. A whole-house systems approach considers the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system. It also takes the occupants, site, and local climate into consideration.

During the energy audit, one of the steps we take is determining what can be done to increase your home’s ability to keep conditioned air inside and we strive to avoid big-ticket replacements, including heating systems.

Unfortunately we live in a region that is prone to intense weather conditions throughout the year. This results in your HVAC working hard all year too with few breaks. After a time, it’s simply necessary to replace an outdated, inefficient and ineffective air conditioner or heater; we are experts on all types of heating and cooling equipment from traditional split systems like an air conditioner and furnace, to boilers, heat pumps (air source, mini splits and geothermal). Inefficient and outdated HVAC system is sometimes more expensive to operate throughout the year than the cost to install a new system!

Insufficient insulation and air sealing contribute to the stress put on your heating system, and sometimes, even with improvements made to the thermal envelope, heating system replacement is still necessary. During an energy audit, we can determine whether or not heating system replacement is right for your home, and if so, can determine its proper size and type.
If you desire to replace your cooling system, we can help you properly size the equipment and make sure the installation is done right. Even if you already have a heating and air conditioning contractor in mind, we can provide a second opinion on the size of the equipment.

Is your furnace ready to retire or are you looking for a heating system upgrade? Consider this... today's high efficiency furnaces consume at least 30% less fuel than older furnaces! Most home heating systems operate at roughly a 75% rate of efficiency. If you are looking to install a new furnace, it is definitely smart to consider a high efficiency model.

A Heat Pump is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that can be reversed to either heat or cool a controlled space. Installation for this type of system typically consists of two parts: an indoor unit called an air handler and an outdoor unit similar to a central air conditioner, but referred to as a heat pump. A compressor circulates refrigerant that absorbs and releases heat as it travels between the indoor and outdoor units.

Most U.S. homes are heated with either a furnace or a boiler. Furnaces distribute heat through your ductwork whereas boilers heat water then distribute heat through your home through radiators. Steam is distributed via pipes to steam radiators, and hot water can be distributed via baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems, or can heat air via a coil. Steam boilers operate at a higher temperature than hot water boilers, and are inherently less efficient, but high-efficiency versions of all types of furnaces and boilers are currently available. 

Mini-split-system heat pumps, or mini-splits, are a good choice for houses that have non-ducted heating systems, such as hot water heat and space heaters, and window or through-the-wall air conditioners used during summer. They are also a great option for room additions where extending or installing ductwork isn’t feasible.
There are many benefits to installing a geothermal system. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, geothermal heat pumps can reduce energy consumption up to 72% compared to electric resistance heating.

Questions? Concerns? Get in touch with us to talk to an expert. 

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Haunted by Rising Energy Costs?

Friday, October 30, 2015

Do you feel a shiver down your spine when you think of those high utility bills looming ahead this winter? Don't be spooked! Those cold spots you feel throughout your home aren't ghosts. They are actually air leaks and poor insulation! Those energy monsters gobbling up your money each month could be your insufficient heating systems. With Orange Energy Solutions, say goodbye to hair raising utility bills!

Homes burn through a staggering 21% of the energy used in the United States.