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HVAC Basics: What does ENERGY STAR® mean for Your HVAC system?

ENERGY STAR® is a trusted label you’ve probably seen around other home appliances. Products need to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can earn this label. When it comes to HVAC, heating and cooling units must meet or exceed specific efficiency ratings to qualify for ENERGY STAR®.

Did you know?

Almost half of the energy used in your home comes from heating and cooling! Learn more on ENERGY STAR® and consider investing in an energy efficient system.


What does this mean for my air conditioner?

An air conditioner certified by ENERGY STAR® is at least 15% more efficient than a standard model. Look out for those higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER2) and Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER2) ratings!


What does this mean for my furnace?

An ENERGY STAR® certified furnace is generally at least 10% more efficient than a standard model. A certified furnace has a more efficient blower motor and earns higher Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings.

Fun fact!

You can find ENERGY STAR® products all over your home. An ENERGY STAR® certified washing machine can help you use up to 25% less energy and up to 45% less water compared to a conventional washer. Learn more on ENERGY STAR®.

Build an energy efficient home with the right HVAC system

A great way to be efficient with your energy is to buy the right-sized HVAC system for your home. But what happens if the size isn’t right?

Talk with a local dealer about doing a load calculation for your home. A basic load calculation takes into account your home’s foundation, roof color, insulation, window type and square footage. This will be a key step for figuring out the right-sized system for your home, so you can enjoy better comfort and efficiency.

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