Purchasing a new HVAC system is a great opportunity to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. But getting the most from your new system depends on more than just buying new equipment. To get the best performance and efficiency, the system has to be installed right.
Choose a contractor who offers ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation. It’s the best way to ensure that your new system will provide better comfort, better quality, better performance, and better energy savings for years to come. Learn more at energystar.gov/hvacvi.
A properly installed high-efficiency system can lower your energy bills, increase your home’s comfort, and reduce the risk of equipment failure.
Contractors who follow the ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation Guidelines ensure that these critical steps are completed:
1. Your new equipment is properly sized for your home.
Oversized equipment may cycle too frequently, resulting in less comfort and shortened equipment life. Your contractor will calculate the right size for your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump to optimize performance.
2. Your home’s ducts are evaluated and improved to meet performance standards. Leaky duct work can prevent conditioned air from going where it should, wasting your energy dollars. Leaky ducts can also lead to uncomfortable rooms because the right amount of air does not reach the space. Despite these issues, ducts are commonly overlooked during HVAC installation. An ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation ensures your contractor will inspect the duct system, test for leakage, and make necessary repairs to meet or exceed performance standards.
3. Your system’s airflow is adjusted for optimal performance.
The wrong amount of air flowing through an HVAC system can lead to reduced efficiency and shortened equipment life. This could mean higher utility bills, overly damp air, and reduced comfort. Your contractor will measure your new system’s air flow to make sure it meets the manufacturer’s performance specifications.
4. The proper amount of refrigerant is installed.
An improperly charged air conditioner or heat pump may consume more energy and increase the risk of system failure. Your contractor will test the refrigerant charge and make adjustments to ensure optimal comfort and efficiency. Once your installation is complete, a third party verifies quality.
With the completion of these important steps that many contractors skip, your new system will be ready to perform as promised. For added peace of mind, every ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation is quality-assured by an independent oversight organization. Once complete, you’ll receive a certificate of verification.
With ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation, better is better.
It all adds up to better quality, better comfort, and better performance along with the added peace of mind that you’ll be saving energy and helping prevent greenhouse gas emissions with EPA’s ENERGY STAR program. Ask your contractor about ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation.
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $360 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2.5 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.
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