Benefits of NCI Certified System Performance
What does the NCI Certified System Performance mean? It means that every component of your home’s Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system will be better designed, installed, and finely tuned. Your certified system will work better to ensure peak performance for many years to come. Some of the benefits of this certification program include:
Lower Utility Bills
An NCI Certified System ensures the lowest possible utility bills for the type and efficiency rating of your equipment.
For example, your air conditioning equipment comes from the factory with a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) based solely on how it performed in a test lab under perfect conditions.
Gas furnances have a similar rating known as AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency), also arrived at in a perfect lab environment. Unfortunately these “perfect conditions” rarely exist in either home and existing homes.
When a comfort system is installed or renovated and certified by an NCI Certified contractor, the entire system is adjusted and balanced to provide the best possible comfort throughout your house.
Your professional contractor balances the system to provide the right amount of air to each room of your home. This balancing process is done in strict accordance with proven NCI standards and procedures.
Even Comfort Throughout Every Room
Higher Home Resale Value
An NCI Certified System Performance home provides potential buyers with proof of it’s superior performance and lower utility bills than similar-sized homes. These homes are listed in a national database as one of the most efficient homes in the country. It is more comfortable than most homes, and has been proven to be so. Typical homes experience temperature differences from one room to another by as much as 5 to 10 degrees – not an NCI Certified System Performance home.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a big buzzword in our society today and many products and services make promises of improving your home’s IAQ. One of the biggest culprits of poor IAQ is a poorly designed and/or installed heating and cooling system.
When your system is properly sized, installed, sealed, and balanced, most of the problems which cause poor IAQ are eliminated. If your IAQ issues are caused by roof leaks, damp basement, or other environmental factors outside of your comfort system, your contractor can make some recommendations but they usually cannot address these issues directly.