A major concern that consumers have when purchasing an HVAC system, water heater or other home appliance is the energy efficiency and how much money they will save over time. One way to find the most energy-efficient model is to choose one that carries Energy Star’s Most Efficient label. This means that the product meets specific criteria above and beyond the standard Energy Star label.
Why was Energy Star’s Most Efficient label created?
Energy Star is a partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, designed to help consumers save money as well as to join the effort to protect the environment through the use of energy-saving and less polluting appliances. Since its inception, it has helped guide consumers as they shop for a wide range of appliances and goods that meet efficiency and clean air guidelines. The program appears to be bearing fruit: The U.S. government reported in 2010 that the use of Energy Star products by consumers prevented the equivalent of greenhouse gases emitted by 33 million cars from being released into the environment.
With advancements in technology, more and more products meet the Energy Star labeling criteria. Consumers had more products to choose from and it became more difficult to choose which product was the most efficient.
The Energy Star’s Most Efficient label was created to feature products that were the best of the best. Only those products that meet or exceed more stringent criteria are permitted to carry the new label.
What does this mean to you, the consumer?
By choosing a heating or air conditioning product that carries the Energy Star Most Efficient label, you are choosing a product that ranks highest in energy efficiency, which in turn, will save you money over time.
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