You’re a savvy consumer. Before purchasing a major appliance for your home, you check Consumer Reports, research manufacturer websites and even poll your friends to get personal recommendations.
This month celebrates awards given to Hollywood stars, but have you ever looked at the ENERGY STAR rating of the appliances you’re considering? Do they hold their weight in gold?
Let’s take a look at what ENERGY STAR ratings mean for consumers, and how Drake Heating & Air can assist with equipment recommendations that are ENERGY STAR-certified in the Dayton area.
ENERGY STAR Ratings
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed signification designed to assist consumers in differentiating which products are energy efficient, thus saving them money and preserving the environment with less waste.
ENERGY STAR products are certified for:
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy, and
- Making it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.
How do ENERGY STAR products save money?
ENERGY STAR-rated products offer a reduced amount of electricity output. This provides two benefits: It saves on your home’s energy bill as well as lengthens the lifespan of the product. Light bulbs that are ENERGY STAR-certified, for example, use up to 90% less energy than standard bulbs and can last 15 times longer.
What you need to know
ENERGY STAR-rated equipment in the HVAC industry includes air conditioners, geothermal heat pumps, ductless systems and more. And when you’re looking to hire an HVAC contractor, professionals like our Drake crew will be able to point you to the best ENERGY STAR-rated systems for your home.
Contact Drake at (937) 472-0640 to schedule a consult with one of our technicians.