Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. By choosing ENERGY STAR certified heating and cooling equipment and taking steps to optimize its performance, you can enhance the comfort of your home while saving energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect our climate by helping prevent harmful carbon pollution and reducing other greenhouse gases.
Electric air-source heat pumps, often used in moderate climates, use the difference between outdoor air temperatures and indoor air temperatures to cool and heat your home.
ENERGY STAR qualified heat pumps:
- have higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and energy efficiency ratio (EER) ratings, as well as a higher heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) than standard models, making them about 9% percent more efficient than standard new models and 20% more efficient then what you may have in your home.
Current Requirements effective date: January 1, 2009
Air-source heat pumps originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in April, 1995.
ENERGY STAR qualified electric air-source heat pumps have higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Energy Efficiency Ratios (EER) than today's standard models, making them about 9% more efficient than non-qualified models. They also have a higher Heating and Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF), which measures the heating efficiency of the heat pump.