HVAC Shopping? Check Out Energy Star’s ‘Most Efficient’ Criteria

HVAC Shopping? Check Out Energy Star's 'Most Efficient' CriteriaWhen it comes to buying new appliances, the focus for many people today is on efficiency and energy conservation. This fairly new trend is important because it not only saves consumers a lot of money on their energy bills, but it also helps make our planet a better place. The federal Energy Star program has been modified to include a Most Efficient category for 2012, which is designed to help people looking for new appliances identify the most efficient and technologically advanced products available.

What sets these HVAC units apart from the normal Energy Star products is their innovated design. They must not only comply with certain minimum efficiency standards, but they also have to be consumer friendly. This means that they have to include automatic configuration and the ability to transmit fault codes so that a technician can easily assess any problems. These advantages make your HVAC system easier to use and easier to repair, saving you time and money.

The biggest advantage to owning a Most Efficient HVAC unit is the amount of money you can save on your energy bill. According to the Energy Star website, you can save over 38 percent on your annual bill compared to the federal minimum on normal HVAC units using certain HVAC models.

While purchasing an Energy Star Most Efficient HVAC unit can be more expensive, it’s definitely worth it in the long run. The savings on repairs and energy can quickly add up, more than making up for the extra money initially spent on your unit.

For more information about the benefits of the Energy Star program, contact Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing. We’ve been providing our Grand Traverse County customers with excellent service here for over 30 years.

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 labels and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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