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Green HVAC Guide

Help the environment and your wallet.

Improve Your HVAC Energy Efficiency

These simple steps can help you begin saving energy, and money, when it comes to your HVAC system.

Switch to programmable thermostats

Programmable thermostats let you preset the temperature in your home based on your future needs. That means your HVAC system will only be used when and how you need it, which can save you both energy and money.

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Download the American Standard Home App

Energy savings can begin with a few quick clicks. The American Standard Home App gives you remote access to your home comfort system, so you’re in control. Turn on the Energy Savings feature to optimize your energy efficiency.

Download the app 

Upgrade to electric heat

Electric heating systems don’t rely on fossil fuels to produce heat, which can help reduce your carbon footprint and energy usage. For homeowners in various climates, heat pumps are a great option.

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Research your saving options

Investing in an energy efficient system might result in big savings. Research tax credits, rebates and more available to you when you make a commitment to a greener tomorrow.

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Green Air Purification Systems

Don’t compromise the quality of the air you breathe. These systems can help reduce your exposure to certain viruses, as well as pollutants and particles that trigger allergies and asthma.

Understand HVAC energy efficiency ratings

When looking for energy efficient heating and cooling systems, you will probably come across these terms. Learn what they mean before they appear.

HVAC Energy Saving Tips

Families spend nearly $2,000 per year1 on average on their energy bills. You could save money and boost your home’s energy efficiency with a few simple tricks.

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Cover your pots and pans on the stove

Covering your pots and pans helps keep heat inside, which increases temperature and reduces cooking times. According to ENERGY STAR®, covering while cooking on an electric cook top reduces your carbon footprint by about 85 lbs of carbon dioxide per year.**

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Seal your windows and doors

Don’t let newly warmed or cooled air escape through the cracks. Seal doors and windows by adding insulation to help ensure your home stays at your optimal temperature, without overusing your HVAC system.

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Try energy efficient light bulbs

ENERGY STAR® certified light bulbs use up to 90% less energy than standard bulbs, plus they last at least 15 times longer and save about $55 in electricity costs over each bulb’s lifespan.*

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Invest in smart power strips

If your appliance is plugged in, it’s using energy (even if it’s off). Smart power strips help eliminate wasted energy use and cost by turning power off completely when you’re not using your device. Or, you can unplug all electronics when they’re not actively in use.**

Protecting our ozone

On Jan. 1, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency banned the production and import of R22, a refrigerant commonly used in HVAC systems, because of its particularly harmful impact on the ozone layer.

Today, all newly produced American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning systems use R410-A refrigerant. It’s an alternative that’s better for the environment and reduces your home’s carbon footprint.

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1. Based on calculations from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.

*Energy efficient light bulbs.

**Energy Star Start Saving Now.