With HVAC energy efficiency, all areas that help control the comfort level of your home are involved. The average home and business spends 35% to 40% of their energy bills on the inside environment in which people occupy. As a fixed cost, its reduction was first seen as a money saving venture.
Today people are more aware of the environment around us and conservation is becoming a way of life. To reduce our dependency on foreign energy sources and improve the environment, the use of more efficient systems in our homes and business is seen as a smart move.
The manufacturing of the units that are being produced today are meeting the needs of this requirement of being more fuel efficiency from the units just a few years ago. The federal government has set a new level of standards for energy efficiency in every type of HVAC component. This includes the humidifiers, AC units, fans and furnaces.
To make it easier for the American consumer to compare these units they have been labeled as Energy Star units. Not only is the energy efficiency of these units stated on them, but this also means they qualify for a tax break from the US Government.
For a manufacturer to place the Energy Star label on their products, it has to be certified that it meets the requirements that are set.
The energy efficiency of the units being produced has increased but energy efficiency has not stopped there. The utilization of new technologies has also assisted in this overall effect to save on a home owner’s energy bill. This has come with the continuing development of the heat pump systems.
The heat pumps can supply both heating and cooling in homes for a more efficient use of the energy that is being used.
These are just a few things that are being used in the industry to increase HVAC energy efficiency for all home owners across the nation.