Shopping For An HVAC System? Let The Energy Star Guide You
You have probably heard of the Energy Star program, but how much do you really know about it? The program is monitored by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy. The purpose is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supporting energy efficient appliances and equipment while saving consumers money at the same time. A great characteristic of Energy Star labeled devices is that, despite the energy efficiency and monetary savings, you don’t have to sacrifice great features, comfort or style.
Homeowners can save about one-third on their energy bills if they make more responsible energy decisions. Energy Star labeled products help homeowners accomplish these responsible decisions because, in order to earn the prestigious label, products must adhere to stringent efficiency guidelines. These requirements change over the years as technology advances and federal laws are modified.
If you are shopping for a new piece of equipment for your home, be sure to keep an eye out for the Energy Star label. Consumers have been doing this for years and the benefits are already being seen. For example, in 2010, greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 33 million cars were prevented from entering the atmosphere because of more efficient appliances and equipment in homes across America. It also saved a collective $18 billion on utility bills!
Businesses can benefit from Energy Star products as well. Saving money on operational costs improves your bottom line, and using more efficient equipment gives you a better public image. That’s why more than 200,000 business buildings throughout America have been taking advantage of Energy Star’s energy performance rating system. After all, even a building can earn an Energy Star label if enough energy efficient actions are taking place inside it.
For your next plumbing, heating, or air conditioning equipment purchase, be sure to choose an Energy Star qualified product. Sobieski Services, Inc. can help you determine which products will help make your home more efficient. Contact us today to schedule or an appointment.
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