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If every gas furnace sold in the U.S. meets the new ENERGY STAR requirements, consumer energy cost savings would grow to about $171 million per year and annual greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by the equivalent of those from about 177,000 cars.
Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. 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.
ENERGY STAR qualified furnaces have the following features:
|Current Specification Effective Date:||
February 1, 2013
Furnaces originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in April, 1995.
ENERGY STAR qualified furnaces have higher Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings and higher efficiency blower motors, making them more efficient than non-qualified models.
Remember, even though these products can be more expensive to purchase up front, the cost difference will be paid back over time through lower energy bills.
Consider regular maintenance of your heating and cooling system to prevent future problems and unwanted costs.
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