Energy STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. The program promotes the manufacture and use of energy efficient products to protect the environment and conserve resources. The Energy STAR program rewards manufacturers and consumers by offering incentives to participate.
When you purchase an Energy STAR product, you may qualify for a rebate or a tax credit. Even if there is no cash incentive, we all benefit from the use of Energy STAR products because they are designed to directly or indirectly
reduce our demand for energy. A reduction in energy demand directly translates into a reduction in pollution and reduced consumption of resources such as coal and oil. Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort.
The Energy STAR program is huge in that it encompasses so many products used in our homes. Whether it is windows, insulation, refrigerators, washing machines, heating and cooling, swimming pools or many other products, we encounter them every day. Energy STAR also figures into home construction and remodeling because its use in building practices can further reduce energy consumption.
If looking for new household products, look for ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR. They meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy.
If looking for a new home, look for one that has earned the ENERGY STAR.
If looking to make larger improvements to your home, EPA offers tools
and resources to help you plan and undertake projects to reduce your
energy bills and improve home comfort.
To determine if you qualify for an Energy STAR rebate or tax credit,
check with your local utility company or with the EPA