HVAC SAVE: System Adjustment & Verified Efficiency

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  • Save money
  • Save energy
  • Add comfort
  • Preserve value
  • Gain peace of mind

The new System Adjustment and Verified Efficiency (SAVE) certification assures that the heating and cooling professional installing or maintaining your heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system is properly trained in energy efficiency installation and measurement. Your HVAC SAVE-certified contractor’s assessment will make sure you purchase the most appropriate, energy-efficient system for your home, and that it’s installed correctly for optimum savings and comfort.

Approved by Alliant Energy,
MidAmerican Energy Company,
and Black Hills Energy
 (as well as other utilities)

As part of the utilities’ longstanding efforts to promote energy efficiency for you and your home, these utilities have embraced the HVAC SAVE-certification by offering rebates to customers who use an HVAC SAVE-certified contractor to install or service your HVAC systems, and encouraging Iowa contractors to complete the necessary training required to become HVAC SAVE-certified.  

The HVAC SAVE program is a regional HVAC contractor training and certification initiative. This training teaches the skills necessary to determine actual effective efficiency of any functioning HVAC system and includes hands on demonstrations on how to perform critical HVAC diagnostics. Students who successfully pass the exam will receive the HVAC SAVE certification indicating their competency in HVAC performance and verification testing.


Two research papers have been published about HVAC SAVE and installation efficiency through the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program:

Energy Savings From System Efficiency Improvements in Iowa's HVAC SAVE Program

 Improving Gas Furnace Perfromance: A Field and Laboratory Study at End of Life


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Click here to discover the benefits of earning your HVAC SAVE certification, get information on upcoming trainings and learn about utility incentives available in your area.

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