Monday, July 15, 2013

Look for the ENERGY STAR Logo When Purchasing New Cooling Equipment

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner this summer, one way to guarantee strong performance and sustained savings is to insist on equipment that bears the ENERGY STAR logo. The ENERGY STAR program is mandated by the federal government, and gives consumers a quick and easy way to identify appliances that help them save both money and energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR logo, a product must offer all the performance features expected by consumers, along with enhanced energy efficiency. Certified appliances must be at least 10 percent more efficient than dictated by government requirements, and they must use non-proprietary technologies available through multiple manufacturers to ensure consumers have choice.

While qualified products typically cost slightly more than their conventional counterparts, consumers must be able to recoup the difference in price through energy savings. The extra up-front investment in ENERGY STAR-rated home heating and cooling equipment is worth it, since you stand to save significantly over the life of your new equipment in the form of sustained savings on your utility bills. It’s always a wise idea to invest a little extra in a product which will dramatically reduce your household energy consumption.

All products bearing the ENERGY STAR logo have been independently tested to verify performance claims and capabilities. You can find the ENERGY STAR symbol on a complete range of HVAC products and equipment, including furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and water heaters. To maximize the efficiency benefits, be sure to have your new equipment installed by a reliable contractor. This ensures it will perform at peak efficiency, giving your energy and cost savings an added boost.

At Main Street Heating & Cooling, we are pleased to offer our customers a comprehensive range of ENERGY STAR-certified heating and cooling equipment. We’re committed to protecting the environment while helping our customers save money on their home comfort needs, so if the time has come for you to upgrade your HVAC equipment, we’re happy to help you choose an energy-efficient product to meet your needs. To learn more about our ENERGY STAR-rated heating and cooling equipment, contact our team today!