Energy Star is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
The Energy Star label established guidelines to help consumers make smarter choices for the environment (and their pocketbooks).
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and identify other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy. The Energy Star label makes it easy for consumers to identify, and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.
What does it mean to be “Energy Star Efficient”?
Products can earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications.
- Product categories must contribute significant energy savings nationwide.
- Certified products must deliver the features, and performance demanded by consumers.
- If the certified product cost more than a conventional, purchasers will recover their investment in increased energy efficiency through utility bill savings within a reasonable period of time.
- Energy efficiency is achieved through broadly available, non-proprietary technologies offered by more than one manufacturer.
- Product energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified with testing.
- Labeling would effectively differentiate products and be visible for purchasers.
5 Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
- Install energy efficient windows
- Install energy efficient doors and storm doors
- Use insulated siding
- Insulate your attic
- Purchase energy efficient appliances