As with the other appliances in your home, your heating and cooling system has labels to provide you with pertinent information about its performance, energy efficiency and maintenance requirements. These help you make smarter purchases, especially when it’s time to replace your current equipment with a newer, better unit. Local heating and air conditioning repair service provider Air Pro Inc. takes a look at these labels in detail in today’s blog.
Managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and mandated by the U.S. Department of Energy, the EnergyGuide label is found on HVAC systems as well as other appliances like refrigerators and televisions. This recognizable yellow label discloses important details about the heating or cooling equipment, including energy efficiency ratings, the estimated annual electricity use expressed in kilowatt-hours and the estimated annual operating cost relative to similar models.
Every heating and air conditioning contractor is aware of this label, which is the U.S. government’s symbol for an appliance’s energy efficiency. If it’s found on the lower right corner of the EnergyGuide label, this means that the heating or cooling system is a high-efficiency model. Unlike units that don’t bear said label, ENERGY STAR-certified HVAC systems have features that can boost energy efficiency by up to 15 percent.
Some heating and cooling systems may also bear service labels placed by the contractors responsible for installing them. If your HVAC system has such a label, it should tell you its last date of service. This allows you to schedule your next preventative maintenance visit. It should also indicate how often you need to change or clean its filter.
Air Pro Inc. is the leading contractor for your furnace repair and air conditioning replacement needs. Our NATE-certified technicians are fully vetted before employment to guarantee you’re truly working with experts to address your particular HVAC needs. Get started by giving us a call at (505) 224-2806 or fill out our contact form to request a service.