With Mitsubishi Electric’s Zuba-Central technology, savings are easy to realize. Any heating & cooling system’s performance is represented by its COP (coefficient of performance), which is a standard measurement of how much energy is gained from each unit of fuel input.
This chart shows a COP comparison between Zuba-Central and electric resistant heaters and gas furnaces:
In Canada, the 3 most common heating systems are electric, gas and oil. Any system that works with a COP of less than 1 costs you more than it’s worth in terms of lost energy. A number lower than 1 simply means you’re putting more energy into your furnace than what you’re getting out.
Generally, there are 3 types of gas furnaces. They are low, mid or high efficiency. The COP of old, low-efficiency gas furnaces (no longer available in Canada) is lower than 0.75. The COP for a mid-efficiency gas furnace ranges from 0.78 to 0.82. Even gas furnaces with the highest efficiency can only achieve a COP from 0.89 to 0.95. Oil furnaces are typically less efficient with a COP of 0.60 to 0.80.
In contrast, a baseboard heater or an electric resistance furnace is more efficient than a traditional oil or gas furnace because it has a COP equivalent to 1. So 100 percent of energy going in is converted to heat.
Now, with Zuba-Central furnaces, you get what you pay for – and more. The COP ranges from 1.4 – 3.19! These amazing ratings are achieved because not only does it convert 100 percent of all energy to heat, but it also absorbs outdoor heat energy, which is essentially free.
For furnaces in Collingwood ON, contact us at B&R Heating & Cooling. We are a family-owned business that began with father and son in 1995; we employ Comfort Advisors that have years of expertise in the hvac and fireplace industry. Give us a call today.