IT TAKES Keeping Your Home and Wallet Comfortable


Heating and cooling account for more than half the energy use in the average home – so an energy-efficient system can save you money while keeping you and your family comfortable. Your local Bryant® dealer offers reliable heating and cooling products with a wide range of efficiency ratings, so you can pick the right solution that pays you back in lower utility costs.
In this section you can to learn more about how to save energy and money, earn bonus offers from Bryant and your eligibility for special tax and utility incentives.

IT TAKES Energy-Efficient Equipment to Save on Heating & Cooling Costs

Energy-efficient heating and cooling products make home comfort more affordable. Understanding efficiency ratings is an important first step in choosing the system that’s right for you.
Furnaces: If you have an older furnace, you could save considerably on your heating bill by upgrading to a higher-efficiency model – start by checking out the AFUE rating.
AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency)
• Standard measurement of efficiency for gas and oil-fired furnaces
• Tells you how much of your fuel is used to heat your home and how much is wasted
• The higher the rating, the greater the efficiency
• Minimum required rating is 78%
• Bryant offers a full line of furnaces with AFUE ratings of up to 98.3%
Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps: Upgrading to high-efficiency heat pumps and air conditioners requires an initial investment, but you’ll quickly see payback in the form of lower, annual utility bills for the life of your system. To get a better idea of how long it will take you to recover your investment, talk to your Bryant® dealer. To compare the efficiency of these products, look for two numbers – SEER rating for cooling, and if you’re considering a heat pump, HSPF for heating.
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
• Standard measurement of efficiency for the cooling process of air conditioners and heat pumps
• The higher the number, the greater the efficiency
• Minimum required SEER rating is 13
• Bryant offers a full line of air conditioners with SEER ratings of up to 20.5
HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor)
• Standard measurement of the efficiency of the heating mode of heat pumps
• The higher the number, the greater the efficiency
• Minimum required HSPF rating is 7.7
• Bryant offers heat pumps with HSPF ratings up to 13.0
Matching Your System for Optimum Efficiency
An additional factor that affects the efficiency of your system is your indoor coil (also called an evaporator coil). In order to maximize SEER and HSPF ratings and ensure proper performance, your air conditioner or heat pump unit must be matched with the correct indoor coil. When you replace an existing system, make sure you consider replacing the indoor coil so you get the most efficient performance.

Bryant Bonus

You can receive a rebate ranging from $25 up to $1,450 when you purchase a complete Bryant heating and cooling system that qualifies for Bryant Bonus. Bryant Bonus consists of pre-determined promotional time periods, and products must be purchased within those time periods to qualify. Talk to you local Bryant dealer for more information.

Geothermal Tax Credits

Geothermal heat pumps placed in service starting in 2009 are eligible for a tax credit equal to 30% of their installed cost, with no maximum. This tax credit is in place through 12/31/2016.
To be eligible for the tax credit, it must meet these ENERGY STAR® criteria:
• Closed-loop, water-to-air system: 17.1 EER and a minimum 3.6 COP
• Open-loop, water-to-air system: 21.1 EER and a minimum 4.1 COP
• Closed-loop, water-to-water system: 16.1 EER and a minimum 3.1 COP
• Open-loop, water-to-water system: 20.1 EER and a minimum 3.5 COP

You can find more information at www.irs.gov.

*This bulletin is for discussion purposes only and is general in nature. This is not to be considered tax nor legal advice. See your tax professional to determine how these credits would apply in your circumstance.