High-Efficiency Heating & Cooling

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High–efficiency systems are engineered and installed to deliver more comfort, better moisture control, improved indoor air quality, and quieter operation. Learn more about a complete heating and cooling system in this fact sheet (PDF, 1.83MB).

Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment

Look for higher efficiency equipment that delivers premium performance. This equipment uses less energy, operates at reduced noise levels, and often comes with extended warranty coverage.

Proper Design and Quality Installation Practices

Trained HVAC professionals design and install the heating and cooling systems in ENERGY STAR certified homes in accordance with best practices established by the leading industry association and equipment manufacturers.*

Whole–House Mechanical Ventilation

The living space in ENERGY STAR certified homes has a constant source of filtered air to reduce indoor air pollutants in your home.

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* Applies to installation of ventilating systems and the most common types of heating and cooling systems in new homes.

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Explore ENERGY STAR Home Features

Every ENERGY STAR certified home is built with the following features. Ask your builder for more information.

 Leona Fisher and Will Sankhla, Fontana, CA

“ENERGY STAR was a smart choice for our first home. It's not just about the savings. We like that our home was built with cutting–edge technology and the environment in mind. Protecting the environment is important to us—and this gave us an opportunity to be part of the solution.”

— Leona Fisher and Will Sankhla,
Fontana, CA