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What’s an ENERGY STAR® rating, and why is it important?

Are you thinking about upgrading one or more of your HVAC appliances? Do you want to save money and do your part for the environment? Consider purchasing an ENERGY STAR®-rated product. Here’s what you need to know.


What’s an ENERGY STAR® rating?

ENERGY STAR® is a government-backed, internationally recognized symbol that identifies high-efficiency products and equipment. Only products that meet or exceed the performance standards and qualifications set by the certification program can be designated ENERGY STAR®. When you see a product with the blue ENERGY STAR® symbol, you can be sure it offers the highest energy efficiency in the market.


Why is it important?

ENERGY STAR® products use far less energy than standard HVAC appliances. They save you money on your electricity bill, and they help you do your part to protect the environment by generating fewer emissions. Mitigating the impacts of climate change is more critical than ever, and your effort to reduce your electricity use is an excellent step in the right direction.


How efficient are ENERGY STAR® products?

The ENERGY STAR® rating has been awarded to tens of thousands of products, including computer equipment, kitchen appliances, air conditioners, furnaces, TVs and lightbulbs. Here are some examples of how ENERGY STAR® appliances are superior:


  • Qualified refrigerators are at least 15 per cent more efficient than standard models

  • Qualified TVs consume three watts or less when switched off, compared to standard TVs that consume almost six watts

  • Office equipment products that qualify are designed to enter a low-power “sleep” mode automatically after a period of inactivity

  • Qualified light bulbs use two-thirds less energy than standard incandescent bulbs

  • Qualified furnaces are about 15 per cent more efficient than standard models

Fortunately, Aire One Heating & Cooling carries HVAC products from industry-leading brands, like Carrier, with several ENERGY STAR® models to choose from. We can also help you apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant and set you up with a qualifying appliance to help you save big. Whether you need a furnace, hot water tank or heat recovery ventilator, we can help you find what you need.


Energy-efficient HVAC appliances in Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph

If you want to save money while reducing your carbon footprint, Aire One Heating & Cooling in Kitchener-Waterloo is the place to go. We carry the latest energy-efficient HVAC appliances, including boilers, air purifiers and fireplaces, from leading brands. We also offer professional installation, repair and maintenance services for homeowners in Guelph, Cambridge, Stratford and Woodstock. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.

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