Energy Star: Don’t Underestimate Its Value When Selecting A New Air Conditioner

energy star detroit michiganPeople living in other parts of the U.S. associate southeastern Michigan with icy temperatures, freezing winds and lake-effect snow. However, for those of us who live in the Metro-Detroit area year round, we know summers can get pretty brutal. In fact, during the most sweltering dog days of the season, temperatures have been known to rise above 90 degrees. In other words, it’s important to have a great air conditioner.

As things begin to heat up this year, many folks in Birmingham, Troy and Dearborn are seeking to replace their old, out-of-date air conditioner with a new HVAC system. Shopping for a new system means comparing tons of models, features and prices, and in your search so far, you’ve probably heard a lot of talk about Energy Star products. You may wonder just how much that affects the efficiency of a unit.

In short, Energy Star is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-backed standard that, for the past two decades, has been placed on numerous devices to signify that they are energy efficient. However, the EPA doesn’t give just any HVAC system this seal of approval. The product in question must adhere to a list of principles – including the fact that, if the product costs more than a counterpart that lacks an Energy Star label, the consumer must be able to recoup that additional cost through their energy savings in a reasonable time period.

When investing in any new product for your home, it’s important to consider a wide range of factors and, generally, price is chief among them. A quality air conditioner with an Energy Star label may cost more than you’d prefer to spend, but it can also save you a great deal of money in utility bills. Of course, when you’re sitting comfortably inside during a sizzling Michigan summer day, you’ll be glad you chose Energy Star.

If you have any questions about Energy Star labels, or other concerns related to the comfort of your home, please contact us at Aladdin Heating and Cooling. We’ll be happy to help!

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

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