Did you know that heating and cooling represents approximately 44% of your total energy usage? That's right; consumers spend approximately 6% to 12% of their gross income paying for residential fuel and energy costsan amount equal to $100 billion annually. The ENERGY STARŪ Residential Heating and Cooling (HVAC) Program is a voluntary labeling program for home heating and cooling systems: furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, air conditioners, and thermostats. The goal of all ENERGY STARŪ programs, is to help consumers reduce their overall energy use by identifying energy-efficient products. EPA estimates that consumers could save approximately 10% to 40% on heating and cooling bills.
The following equipment meets ENERGY STARŪ guidelines:
ENERGY STARŪ Guidelines
Central Air Conditioners
Air Source Heat Pumps
7 HSPF / 12 SEER
Gas-Fired Heat Pumps
1.2 COP (H) / 1.25 COP
Geothermal Heat Pumps
2.8 COP (H) / 13 SEER
4 daily, weekend/day, and other energy comfort settings
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