Many homes in the Los Angeles, California metropolitan area are still using older HVAC units that simply cannot match some of today’s more technologically advanced products in terms of performance, reliability and energy efficiency. If you are thinking that now might be the time to upgrade your older unit, Energy Star product labels make it easy for you to compare products, and ensure that you will realize significant energy savings with your ultimate selection.

The voluntary labeling program, instituted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in the early 1990s, was expanded in 1995 to rate heating and cooling products, as well as newly constructed homes. Since then, the Energy Star standards have been so effective they have become the international standard for efficiency as well.  They have now been adopted by the European Union, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Taiwan.

These standards have the dual goal of saving consumers money while protecting our environment. They have resulted in 20-30 percent reductions in energy consumption, a significant energy savings. The program has also been responsible for significant measurable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

In order to earn the Energy Star label, a product must:

  • Be in a product category with nationwide impact
  • Utilize broadly available technology
  • Have efficiencies that are measurable and can be verified through testing
  • Include features and performance demanded by consumers

In addition, if a product costs more than conventional alternatives, those additional costs must be recoverable through energy savings within a reasonable time. Only then will the product earn the Energy Star label.

Follow this link to learn more about Energy Star-rated HVAC units and how they can save you money on your monthly utility bills. In Los Angeles and North Hollywood, California the trained and certified experts at Around The Clock Air Conditioning and Heating are more than happy to provide you with an in home assessment and free estimate for upgrading your home HVAC unit.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about Energy Star products and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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