Half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling it. So when it comes to curbing energy use and costs, investing in ENERGY STAR® qualified heating and cooling equipment is a wise choice.
Is your heating and cooling equipment more than 10 years old? If so, you may want to consider upgrading to high-efficiency equipment before it needs to be repaired or replaced. You'll be able to research your options and, should you need to act quickly, you'll be ready to make an informed decision. Depending on where you live, replacing your old heating and cooling equipment with ENERGY STAR qualified equipment can cut your annual energy bill by nearly $200.
Before you invest in new heating and cooling equipment, consider getting a free or reduced cost comprehensive home energy assessment through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. A BPI Accredited contractor can test your home for air and duct leaks, insulation levels, heating systems and its overall efficiency. They can also help you with attractive financing and incentives to help pay for the work. Making whole-house improvements will help you maximize your energy savings.
When you are ready to upgrade your heating and cooling equipment, be sure to:
1. Ask for ENERGY STAR
Want the greatest savings? Ask your contractor or retailer about ENERGY STAR qualified models.
2. Check the EnergyGuide Label
The yellow EnergyGuide label will help you determine the model’s energy use, compare the energy use of similar models and estimate annual operating costs.
3. Select a BPI Accredited Contractor
Properly sizing and installing your ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling equipment is just as important as the product itself. A participating BPI Accredited contractor is trained to size and install your equipment for maximum energy savings.
The following ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling equipment can help you use less energy, save money and help the environment.
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