The Greater Philadelphia area is home to some of the harshest winters in the country. We suffer through extremely low temperatures and heavy precipitation that puts a serious strain on your home. Insufficient insulation and air sealing are a leading cause as to why your heating and cooling system is running more than necessary, resulting in wasted energy and high utility bills each month! 

The biggest utility expense in the winter is heating. In fact, heating and cooling typically account for more than half of energy costs in your home. During an energy audit, we can determine whether or not a heating system replacement is right for your home, and if so, we can determine its proper size and type. 

After these much needed improvements to the thermal envelope, your heating and cooling load will be significantly reduced. Upon receiving this information, our highly skilled HVAC division can install your new system and put you one step closer to the best home you can have in regards to energy efficiency and comfort. Orange Energy Solutions offers state of the art HVAC technology and we were selected to carry cutting edge brands, so contact us today for your FREE HVAC System Estimate.

We determine the correct size of your heating equipment by following the prescribed method of the ASHRAE Standards and Guidelines. Just like our home performance division, we don't use guesswork when determining what equipment is best for your home!

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Upgrading to a high efficiency furnace or boiler is an effective way to save money on home heating. Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.

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.

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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.