STEP Campaign Resources
Access resources offered by the Smart Tools for Efficient HVAC Performance Campaign.
Get more information about the benefits of smart diagnostic tools.
How a group of utilities and energy-efficiency service providers designed a program to incentivize adoption of smart diagnostic tools.
This case study combines the experiences of three contractors who integrated smart diagnostic tools into their business.
The Initiative for Better Energy, Emissions, and Equity (E3 Initiative) focuses on advancing the research, development, and national deployment of clean heating and cooling systems that include heat pumps, advanced water heaters, low-to-no global warming potential refrigerants, and smarter HVAC diagnostic tools in residential and commercial buildings.
This report provides an overview of the market potential for automated fault detection and diagnostics (AFDD) in the residential sector, focusing on embedded AFDD in central air conditioners (CAC) and air-source heat pumps (ASHP) as well as the use of smart diagnostic tools to ensure quality installation of CAC/ASHP equipment. The contents include background on AFDD, stakeholder engagement efforts, a technology assessment of AFDD and smart diagnostic tools, residential CAC and ASHP market trends, a characterization of the CAC and ASHP installed base, a synopsis of utility provider programs, and market barriers.
ACCA’s Quality Standards outline precisely the procedures that contractors should follow when designing, installing, maintaining, repairing, and verifying indoor environment systems.
The ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI) program helps homeowners identify contractors who install heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment using the ESVI guidelines. ESVI guidelines are based on the Air Conditioning Contractors of America's (ACCA) HVAC Quality Installation Standards and are recognized as an American National Standard.