With as much as half of the energy used in your home going to heating and cooling, choosing ENERGY STAR certified heating and cooling equipment can have a big impact on your comfort. It can also help you save money on utility bills and protect our climate.
WHAT IS ENERGY STAR?
They are a widely recognized and trusted label on products that meet strict efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR certified products are third-party certified and subject to ongoing verification testing.
Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR help you save energy and money without sacrificing performance. By using less energy, these products also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
TIPS FOR ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED HEATING AND COOLING PRODUCTS AND INSTALLATION
Find the Right Contractor — If your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old or not keeping your house comfortable, we will come and evaluate it for free. We have years of experience and are licensed, bonded, and insured. We will provide you with a written estimate and promptly answer any questions you may have.
Properly Size Your System – Bigger is not always better. Your system will actually operate best when all of its components are sized properly. Oversized equipment may cycle on and off more frequently, making the home less comfortable and shortening the life of the equipment. Our certified technicians take measurements of your home and calculate the appropriate size for your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump.
Ensure Proper Installation — Replacing your old heating and cooling equipment with new, energy-efficient models is a great start. But in order to get the best performance, the new equipment must be properly installed. In fact, improper installation can reduce system efficiency by up to 30 percent – costing you more on your utility bills and possibly shortening the equipment’s life. The best way to ensure proper installation is to hire a trusted contractor for the job. Covenant Heating & Cooling is licensed, bonded, and insured with over 20 years combined experience. As part of a proper installation, our technicians will:
- Install equipment in accessible areas for easy maintenance.
- Test the airflow and verify that the system has been charged with the right level of refrigerant according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Make sure all equipment is working properly.