SAVE Testing

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Eastern Iowa SAVE Testing: Save Money & Stop Wasting Energy

Preferred Energy Consultants conducts SAVE testing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Quad Cities, Dubuque, Waterloo, IA which is required by Alliant Energy and MidAmerican in order for home and business owners to receive rebates for new high efficient equipment upgrades on heating and cooling systems. SAVE testing is a way for utility companies to verify that your equipment was installed correctly and working properly.

What is an HVAC SAVE rating?

An HVAC SAVE rating is based on your actual system’s performance and acts like a blood pressure test for your system to ensure your furnace or air conditioner is running as efficiently as possible. Improperly sized ductwork, low gas pressure, and improper fan speed can all be verified by checking static pressures and temperatures. 

Purchasing a new furnace or air conditioning system is a big investment. By getting an HVAC SAVE rating you can ensure that your new investment is performing properly, adding comfort to your home and saving you money on your heating and cooling bills. Only an HVAC SAVE certified contractor such as Preferred Energy Consultants can provide this rating for you.

We have multiple SAVE certified technician on staff, and have done thousands of SAVE tests for homeowners and HVAC companies in Eastern Iowa.

Why Do You Need a SAVE Test?

Save Energy
Stop Wasting Money
Add Comfort to Your Home
Gain Peace of Mind

The HVAC SAVE certification assures that the heating and cooling professional installing or maintaining your HVAC system is properly trained in quality installations and performance testing. Your HVAC SAVE certified contractor’s assessment will guide you in new equipment and system purchases so that they are the most appropriate for your home, and that they are  installed correctly for optimum savings and comfort.

Alliant Energy, Cedar Falls Utilities, and MidAmerican Energy utilities have embraced the HVAC SAVE certification by offering rebates exclusively to customers who use an HVAC SAVE certified contractor such as Preferred Energy Consultants to install or service your HVAC systems!

When Should SAVE Testing Be Completed?

SAVE testing is completed at any time while the system is operating under normal conditions.  It is recommended that testing for air conditioning systems be performed in temperatures 70 degrees or warmer.  Furnaces can be tested at any time and heat pumps should be tested at the optimum temperatures recommended by the manufacturer (this varies depending on the manufacturer & model).   Several harmless holes will be drilled into your system during testing, however, they will be plugged once testing has been completed.

SAVE testing should be performed within six months of any new installation for rebate purposes.   However, testing can be performed at any time during the lifetime of your system to determine if there are duct issues or to verify that your system is running as efficiently as it should be.  Maybe you got your system installed a couple years ago and aren’t sure if the contractor you chose installed they system properly, or you recently moved into a new home and want to make sure you aren’t loosing on energy costs. SAVE Testing can give you peace of mind that the system you have now isn’t costing you more on energy bills than it should.