Service Champions has always been an industry leader in heating and cooling system efficiency. We train our technicians to look for ways to improve the efficiency any system they work on. Next year energy efficiency will become more than a good recommendation; it will be a legal requirement.
As of January 1, 2010, new standards will be enforced by the State of California in regards to building efficiency codes. The overall goal is to gradually decrease energy use, and increase the quality of building systems. According to the California Energy Commission (C.E.C.), the these new conditions have been put in place for the following reasons:
- Heating and Air Conditioning can account for up to 60 percent of homeowners energy costs.
- The average home loses as much as 30 percent of heated or cooled air through leaky duct systems.
- Improperly installed Heating and A/C systems may not operate at their rated efficiency.
- An improperly charged Air Conditioning system can cost as much as 50% more to operate than one which has been charged correctly.
- Many Home comfort systems have undersized ductwork which affects comfort, energy use and shortens the life of the equipment.
Service Champions quality checks already comply with many of the new policies. After we seal any duct system, we test it for proper charge, airflow, and other functions. A state-approved third party verification will be required in order to pass the building permit inspection. Though the new laws require extra hurdles on our part, Service Champions is glad that California is upgrading state requirements.
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