The Energy Star program is a voluntary labeling program lead by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy. Product featured on this site with this label meet the Energy Star requirements for product efficiencies. The product efficiency requirements for furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps are higher than the required efficiencies under U.S. Government standards.
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR designation use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. With energy costs and global warming top-of-mind for consumers, Blue Ridge Heating & Cooling is committed to offering solutions that help consumers conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment. The typical household spends $1,900 a year on energy bills. With ENERGY STAR, you can save nearly $600 on energy bills. By choosing ENERGY STAR qualified products, you can start saving annually on your energy bills. But more than saving energy, ENERGY STAR also makes a difference for the environment. Did you know that the average house can be responsible for twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car? That's because every time you flip on a light switch, run your dishwasher, or turn on your air conditioner, you use energy, which means more greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. So the more energy we can save through energy efficiency, the more we help to reduce greenhouse gases and the risks of global warming.
For the consumer, higher efficiency products could mean additional savings on monthly gas and electric utilities over lower efficient products. Several factors are involved in calculating energy savings for a heating and cooling system, including the region of the country the home resides, the direction the home faces, how many windows the home has and its age, etc. These factors help determine the most beneficial heating and/or cooling system available to the consumer. You may even live in a town that offers utility rebates for higher efficiency equipment!
Blue Ridge Heating & Cooling can help determine the product efficiency best suited for your home. And you can also learn about energy efficient products for the home, and determine how efficient your home is today by going to www.energystar.gov.