When faced with making major purchases, smart consumers know to research the products they’re considering for price, efficiency and durability. For HVAC equipment, the most frequently used resource for that information is the Energy Star logo.
Since 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program has helped consumers find the most efficient product within their price range in order to conserve natural resources and reduce carbon emissions. Since the program’s inception, consumers have saved more than $300 billion in utility costs. The Energy Star logo offers a reliable indication that the product has met agency standards. There are a number of reasons why this is important to you.
Energy Star standards are the result of years of testing, comparing and regulating products by the EPA, an agency of the federal government. As a government body, the EPA offers impartial data, regardless of brand. You can make your purchase with confidence in the information you have read on the label.
Energy Star equipment has been rated for its efficiency and impact upon the environment. The reduction in green house gases is a benefit to everyone who shares this planet.
The more efficiently an appliance operates, the less energy it uses and the lower the cost to the consumer. When considering the cost of an appliance, you should consider the cost of operation for its useful life. A larger initial cash outlay may pay off in lower utility bills.
Some utility companies and municipalities offer financial incentives to the consumer for making wise decisions when purchasing major appliances, such as HVAC equipment.
The Energy Star logo tells the consumer a lot, but if you are in the market for a new HVAC system you likely have additional questions and concerns. Davis Air Conditioning has been assisting homeowners in Southwest Oklahoma with HVAC issues since 1976. Our licensed technicians will be happy to answer your questions about both equipment and installation.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Lawton and Duncan, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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