Improving your home’s energy efficiency and cutting down your electricity consumption is doubly beneficial. First, it helps you save money on your utility bills. Energy-efficient households tend to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars less per year in utility costs. Second, you’ll be helping to preserve a greener tomorrow for future generations to enjoy. Given that heating and cooling costs make up more than half of all energy consumption in the average American household, finding ways to cut back consumption in these areas holds tremendous money-saving potential.
If you’re looking at a new furnace or air conditioner, one thing you should look for is the Energy Star seal. The Energy Star program, a brainchild of the federal government, was created so that consumers could quickly and easily identify appliances that use less energy. In order for a given appliance to earn the Energy Star seal, it must meet a number of stringent standards, including:
- Energy efficiency that is superior to the minimums required by federal manufacturing guidelines by at least 10 percent
- A guarantee that consumers can recoup any difference in price between an efficient appliance and a less-efficient alternative in the form of energy savings over the product’s expected lifespan
- The use of non-proprietary technologies to ensure customers have choices when it comes to brands and manufacturers of energy-efficient appliances
All in all, the Energy Star program offers consumers an effective way to fight back against rising power costs, all while doing their part to help the environment. Investing in an energy-efficient furnace or air conditioner as part of a conscious effort to improve home energy efficiency has rewards that you’ll enjoy for years to come.
At Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning, we understand how important it is to protect the environment while providing residents of the Fresno area with the very best HVAC products. We offer a complete range of Energy Star certified home heating and cooling equipment in addition to residential solar power retrofitting services. If you’re ready to make the move toward superior energy efficiency, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about Energy Star and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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