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What is the ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade?

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Sears Home Improvement Partners with ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade to Save You Money on Energy Bills

4 min readUpdated May. 31, 2024Lyle WeischwillHVAC
Sears Home Services Partners with ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade to Save You Money on Energy Bills

The ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade is a program of energy efficiency improvements that will deliver significant energy and cost savings in American homes. Sears Home Improvement partners with ENERGY STAR to help you realize these savings. On average, homeowners can save about $500 a year on utility bills by participating fully in the ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade program.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • ENERGY STAR’s 6-point home upgrade savings program aims to help reduce energy consumption across the country while saving you big money on energy bills.
  • Take practical steps to upgrade your HVAC system, windows and other parts of your home to make a positive impact on the environment.
  • Sears Home Improvement is your trusted provider for major projects such as installing new windows and upgrading your heating and cooling system to an energy efficient heat pump.

What is the ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade?

The ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade is a set of six electric energy efficiency improvements that work together to deliver significant energy and cost savings.

The measures in the ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade include:

  • Clean heat (plus efficient cooling) by upgrading to an energy-efficient electric heat pump system.
  • Super-efficient hot water through a heat pump water heater.
  • Efficient climate control using a smart HVAC thermostat.
  • Installing high-performing windows that save energy.
  • Improving attic insulation and sealing air gaps.
  • Installing an efficient electric vehicle charging station.

Infographic for ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade program with Sears Home Services

View this video to learn more about how the ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade will help you save energy and reduce electric bills.

Sears Home Improvement partners with ENERGY STAR to help seamlessly deliver these energy efficient improvements to your home so you can start saving now.

How Sears Home Improvement Can Help You Implement Savings

Start saving now by scheduling a free consultation with our Sears Home Improvement experts to plan your upgrade projects.

Upgrade to an Energy Efficient Electric Heat Pump

For the average American household, almost half the annual energy bill goes to heating and cooling—more than $900 a year! An ENERGY STAR certified air source heat pump heats and cools, saving you energy and money all year long.

Sears Home Improvement is your trusted provider for a new heat pump system for your home.

If you're wondering how a heat pump works, it's all about heat transfer. Let's peel back the layers to understand the process. It begins with the compressor pressurizing the refrigerant, causing an increase in its temperature and energy. This high-pressure, high-temperature refrigerant then travels to the condenser, where it releases heat to the surrounding air or water. As the refrigerant cools, it changes from a gas to a liquid.

The liquid refrigerant then moves through the expansion valve, where its pressure and temperature decrease. This allows the refrigerant to evaporate as it enters the evaporator coil, absorbing heat from the environment. The heat absorbed by the evaporator coil is then transferred to the refrigerant, which changes back into a gas. The warmed refrigerant returns to the compressor to start the cycle anew.

By reversing the direction of refrigerant flow, a heat pump can provide both heating and cooling. It extracts heat from the outside air to heat the indoor space in heating mode, and it removes heat from the indoor air and releases it outside in cooling mode.

Heat pumps are energy-efficient solutions that provide comfortable indoor temperatures while using less electricity than traditional systems.

Set up an appointment today to begin installing an energy efficient heat pump in your home. Our heating and cooling expert can help you upgrade to a smart thermostat and add attic insulation at the same time to knock out half the ENERGY STAR Home Upgrades in one visit.

When you hire Sears Home Improvement to install an energy efficient heat pump, we take steps to ensure you get the right product for your home.

Sears Home Improvement Will Help You Upgrade Your Windows

Sears Home Improvement installs ENERGY STAR certified windows that help reduce cold drafts in the winter and block solar heat in the summer lowering household energy bills by a national average of 12%—that’s more than $200—while improving year-round comfort.

We offer vinyl replacement windows in a variety of styles, including double hung windows, casement windows, sliding windows, bay windows and many more. A popular window replacement favorite at Sears Home Improvement is the double-hung window. Our durable double hung windows offer affordability with amazing features better than many competitors who only provide single hung designs.

We have multiple models, design choices and options including window shapes, interior and exterior colors, blinds, and glass types to work within your personal style and budget. Schedule a free in-home consultation with our Sears Home Improvement window experts to begin installing ENERGY STAR windows that will save you money and instantly upgrade your home’s look and style.

Our energy supply is getting cleaner and more renewable every day. Taking action now can help you prepare for a clean energy future, while enjoying energy savings and a more comfortable home today.

Count on ENERGY STAR and Sears Home Improvement to help you navigate the process.

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