If you’ve been shopping for new HVAC equipment then you have seen the bright yellow EnergyGuide label. This label contains valuable, money-saving information, but only if you understand it.
The EnergyGuide label is applied to a wide variety of appliances, including:
- Central air conditioners
- Window air conditioners
- Heat pumps
- Water Heaters
The label is intended to give consumers energy consumption comparison information. Understanding the information can help you avoid costly energy bills by purchasing the equipment best suited to your budget.
The EnergyGuide label is a very simple collection of information once you have the key to unlocking it:
- At the top of the label, underneath the EnergyGuide title, you will find specific information about the equipment such as manufacturer, model and size, capacity and category.
- In the center of the label is a large bold number. This tells you the amount you can expect to pay to operate the equipment for one year. It is based on average energy costs and is updated every five years. Just beneath the cost figure is the cost range of similar models showing you how the annual cost compares to similar models.
- The bottom of the label displays another large black number, which is the estimated yearly electrical usage. Use this number to help determine the model with the best cost-recovery .
Once you unlock the meaning of the information on the EnergyGuide label, you can make equipment purchases with confidence, knowing you are making the best choice for your budget.
For more information about the EnergyGuide label, contact the experts at Blanton’s Heating & A/C. We serve residents of Fayetteville and the surrounding area.