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Friday, April 25, 2014
Image of heat pumps  FEATURED CHALLENGE POSTED 4/1/14

Update your cooling equipment. With summer approaching, it’s a good time to check your cooling system. If it is more than 10 years old or is not keeping your house comfortably cool, have it evaluated by a professional HVAC contractor. If you find it is not performing efficiently or needs to be upgraded, consider replacing it with a heat pump or air conditioner that has earned the ENERGY STAR®, which means it meets strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY STAR heat pumps are about 9 percent more efficient than standard new models and 20 percent more efficient than what you may have in your home. ENERGY STAR central air conditioners are more than 15 percent more efficient than conventional models. Take the Install a New Cooling System Challenge today by clicking on the link below. You will see how much energy and money this will save and how many carbon dioxide emissions will be eliminated. All savings are estimated based on an average 1,500-square-foot home in the LES service area.
117.66 kWh saved
about $11.55/month or about 11.6% of your electric bill

a 223.58-pound
reduction in CO2 emissions
118 kWh saved by 1 participants
enough to power 0 houses for a month

a 224-pound

reduction in CO2 emissions by 1 participants
Cumulative impact on the LES service area from all challenges since Nov. 15, 2011: 482 participants have saved 31,467 kWh — enough to power 31 houses for one month — and have reduced CO2 emissions by 46,554 pounds. VIEW ALL CHALLENGES
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ENERGY STAR qualified heat pumps have higher seasonal energy-efficiency ratio and energy-efficiency ratio ratings, as well as a higher heating seasonal performance factor than standard models, making them about 9 percent more efficient than standard new models and 20 percent more efficient than what you may have in your home. Read more

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