The Benefits of ENERGY STAR® Rated HVAC Products
When it comes time to replace HVAC equipment, you’ll come across many products that are marked with the ENERGY STAR label. You may be wondering what exactly is ENERGY STAR rated equipment? How will it benefit you? Where can you find it?
Read on to learn more about ENERGY STAR equipment and why purchasing one is a great investment.
What is ENERGY STAR?
ENERGY STAR is the choice for energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer emissions that contribute to climate change.
Since its launch in 1992, ENERGY STAR has helped families and businesses save $300 billion on utility bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2 billion metric tons.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) issues ENERGY STAR labels to products that meet ENERGY STAR specifications. The specifications require products to provide significant energy savings and deliver the features and performance consumers are looking for.
Typically, ENERGY STAR equipment operates 10-20% more efficiently than non-ENERGY STAR equipment.
How does it benefit you?
The number one benefit is that ENERGY STAR equipment reduces energy costs. For example, replacing your air conditioning unit with an ENERGY STAR certified unit can reduce energy costs by $115 a year. In addition to that savings, many utility companies offer rebates on qualifying ENERGY STAR products. If you are a PPL, UGI, or Met-Ed customer, check out our rebate page to see what equipment qualifies. There are also potential tax credits for buying ENERGY STAR rated products. If you take advantage of these rebates and credits you are well on your way to recouping some of your investment.
Not only does ENERGY STAR equipment put money back into your pocket, it helps put cleaner air into your lungs. Over the last 20 years, ENERGY STAR products have helped keep almost 2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gasses out of our atmosphere.
Where can you find it?
Burkholder’s HVAC carries ENERGY STAR equipment. We know where to locate the right ENERGY STAR equipment for your home.
Although ENERGY STAR rated products may not always be less expensive, your energy savings and impact on the environment will more than make up for it in the long run.
If you are interested in learning more about ENERGY STAR products, contact us today. Our Comfort Specialists will be able to recommend what equipment to purchase and discuss any available rebates that apply.