You are probably familiar with the ENERGY STAR logo: a white star on a blue background next to the cursive word “energy.” You see it on many types of appliances, from computer monitors to refrigerators… and also on air conditioners. With this label appearing on so many different devices, you may wonder what it has to tell you about your air conditioner. We’ll explain.
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The U.S. ENERGY STAR Program
The ENERGY STAR label (always written in all-caps) indicates that an appliance meets the requirements of the ENERGY STAR program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated this program in the 1990s as a way to help consumers and businesses save money through energy conservation and to help protect the environment.
The ENERGY STAR program sets out requirements for appliances that will make them more energy-efficient and lower their polluting abilities. The program is voluntary: any company can decide if they want to submit their products to the program for qualification.
Each type of appliance has a different set of requirements to meet in order to receive the ENERGY STAR certification. In the case of an air conditioner, a system must have at least 14.5 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating) and 12 EER (energy efficiency rating) and contain specific features that consumers demand. The technology used to achieve the high efficiency ratings must not be proprietary: energy-saving performance of this type must be available to all companies.
Do you have an air conditioner with the ENERGY STAR label of approval on it? If you don’t know, check on it right now. For an older air conditioner, it’s possible that it doesn’t meet the program requirements. If your AC isn’t ENERGY STAR approved, you should consider installing a replacement unit that is. Even an older ENERGY STAR-approved air conditioner might not have the efficiency of newer systems (the program’s requirements have changed of the years).
If you want new installation of an ENERGY STAR air conditioning unit in Scottsdale, AZ, contact the experienced team at Johns Refrigeration. We can help you find the ideal energy-saving AC to cool down your home and save you money.