ENERGY STAR simplifies energy efficiency, making it easy for consumers and businesses to select enery-saving products that save them money and protect the environment. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR label are independently certified to meet strict standards set by the EPA.
Just look for the little blue logo online and in stores!
How do products qualify?
ENERGY STAR products are the same or better than standard products, only they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR label, they must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. And you get the features and quality you expect.
Here Are Some Examples:
Are at least 15% more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standard.
Consume 3 watts or less when switched off, compared to a standard TV, which consumes almost 6 watts on average.
Qualified Office Equipment
Automatically enters a low-power "sleep" mode after a period of inactivity.
Qualified Light Bulbs
(CFLs) use two-thirds less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and must meet additional operating and reliability guidelines.
Offer a rating of 90% AFUE or greater, which is about 15% more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standard.
How does that help me as a homeowner or a renter?
Peace of Mind
Tried-and-true assembly practices followed by scrutinous independent inspections by certified professionals means you can be confident that your ENERGY STAR appliance was built right.
Enhanced efficiency features and top-performing equipment adds value and a superior level of quality.
You’ll see, feel, and hear the difference of a heating and cooling system that has been engineered and installed to efficiently deliver comfort. Enjoy consistent temperatures across every room and a constant supply of fresh, filtered air reducing indoor pollutants, dust, pollen, and other allergens.
More efficient performance means lower utility and maintenance costs. ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments are at least 10% more energy efficient than homes built to code .