If you’ve shopped around for heating and air conditioning units in the past, then there’s a huge chance you’ve come across the familiar ENERGY STAR® logo. But what does this symbol stand for and what does it mean for your home’s HVAC system?
The ENERGY STAR Symbol
The Environmental Protection Agency began the ENERGY STAR to rate many different appliances based on their energy efficiency. The blue logo has been a symbol of energy efficiency for over two decades across the country. For heating and air conditioning, this means equipment with the ENERGY STAR logo are guaranteed to be more efficient than those which does not.
The Benefits of ENERGY STAR Air Conditioning
Perhaps the biggest draw of having ENERGY STAR-certified HVAC units is the savings that you can get from using energy-efficient products. ENERGY STAR certifications have helped homes, offices, and buildings save over $300 billion on energy costs since 1992. You can expect equipment with the blue logo to be 10 to 20% more efficient than their non-ENERGY STAR counterparts. On average, ENERGY STAR products can save your household up to $115 in energy bills annually. States also offer tax rebates for homes that choose to use ENERGY STAR-certified products.
Additionally, these same ENERGY STAR products are also guaranteed to be more environmentally friendly, which means you’ll be leaving a much better world for your children.
ENERGY STAR Products and Where to Find Them
When it comes to heating and air conditioning equipment, it’s actually much harder to find non-ENERGY STAR certified products. Online purchases will often have filters to help you find a product with the ENERGY STAR logo in its categories.
We Offer Only the Best
Find the best ENERGY STAR-certified products with McMaster Heating & Air Conditioning. Give us a call today at (949) 441-5611 and ask us about our energy-efficient products. Our services are available in Irvine and all nearby areas.