Up to half of your home’s total energy consumption is likely from heating and cooling. Your comfort is important, but so is saving money. That’s why following the Energy Star for efficiency is such a good idea. The Energy Star program is operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the intent of helping businesses and homeowners save money while protecting the environment by promoting appliances that produce lower emissions.
If your air conditioner, furnace or other HVAC equipment is more than 10-15 years old, has demanded more frequent repairs lately, or fails to keep your home comfortable, it’s time to upgrade. Any HVAC equipment that earns the Energy Star distinction has the potential to provide numerous benefits over its lifetime. Here’s a look at some of the most sought-after ones.
- Lower utility bills: High-efficiency equipment is an investment that pays high dividends. That’s why the primary reason homeowners choose Energy Star-labeled appliances over other systems is to enjoy savings on monthly utility bills. Expect savings of 20 percent or more. This significant reduction is what helps high-efficiency Energy Star-labeled equipment pay for itself after just a few years. After all, even if you pay a few hundred dollars more upfront, you could end up saving about that much on your annual utility bills.
- Better home comfort: The same technology that makes Energy Star-certified appliances more efficient also makes them better at keeping your home comfortable. This reduces drafts and uneven temperatures from room to room, making a more comfortable interior for everyone.
- Reduced emissions: Energy conservation saves money, but it also reduces the amount of pollution that enters the atmosphere. Do your part to protect the environment and reduce your home’s carbon footprint by following the Energy Star the next time you upgrade your HVAC equipment.
These are just some of the benefits that await you. Explore a variety of Energy Star-qualified Trane HVAC equipment and see how each model works in our interactive showroom. Then, contact Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing for more information about making your Grand Traverse County home more energy efficient all year round.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Traverse City, Michigan and surrounding areas 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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