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Benefits of ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI) for Real Estate Professionals

Homebuyers are increasingly looking for homes that have energy efficiency features. This is especially true when those features significantly impact homeowner comfort and potential maintenance costs of heating and cooling equipment.

However, it can be very difficult for real estate professionals to have confidence that these energy efficient features add value to a home and will result in energy savings for a homeowner. With the ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation program, real estate professionals can rest assured that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment installed in the homes they are selling has been properly designed and installed, and that the installation has been verified by a third party.

Real estate professionals can build on the ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation program to help:

  • Promote the quality, efficiency and performance of a home’s HVAC system on MLS listings
  • Obtain a 3rd party verification certificate that can differentiate the listed home from other homes on the market
  • Work with appraisers who can add information about the ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation Certificate on the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum (PDF) Exit ENERGY STAR

Questions about ESVI? Contact us at esvi@energystar.gov.