Geothermal heat pumps are similar to ordinary heat pumps, but use the ground instead of outside air to provide heating, air conditioning and, in most cases, hot water. Because they use the earth's natural heat, they are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available.
Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
Remember, saving energy prevents pollution. By choosing ENERGY STAR and taking steps to optimize the performance of your heating and cooling equipment, you are helping to prevent global warming and promoting cleaner air while enhancing the comfort of your home.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) online Contractor Locator includes a special designation paid to identify contractors who sell and are knowledgeable about ENERGY STAR qualified HVAC equipment. ACCA is a non-profit association whose goal is to help the best Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) contractors serve their customers. Look for the “Ask About ENERGY STAR” logo in the contractor search results. Please note that these contractors are not certified, endorsed, or otherwise approved by the U.S. EPA.