The Energy Star: Why You Should Let It Guide You In Your Energy Efficiency Decisions
Looking for ways to save money on your utility bills? A good place to start is to look at the energy efficiency of appliances that you use on a daily basis. When it is time to buy a new appliance or replace an old one, look for the Energy Star rating to ensure that you will get the most energy efficient model possible. Saving energy will not only save you money on your utility bills, but it will also help to reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment.
In addition to appliances and other products, even new homes can earn the Energy Star rating, signifying that they have met strict energy efficiency guidelines in their construction.
The Energy Star designation has been established through a joint program of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy as a means of identifying products that make an efficient use of energy in their design. The goal is to help consumers save money on energy costs and help the environment at the same time by reducing overall energy usage. Due to the program’s success, similar programs have been instituted internationally, including in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the European Union.
Purchasing Energy Star rated products is a proven way to save energy and money on your utility bills. You can trim up to one third of your energy costs by upgrading to Energy Star appliances throughout your home. You won’t have to sacrifice modern comforts or stylish features either because Energy Star products offer the most up to date technology available. Through this program, Americans are saving up to $18 billion on energy costs each year now, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping the environment at the same time.
Smoky Mountain Heating & Air can provide expert advice about energy efficient heating & cooling equipment and answer any questions you may have about reducing your overall energy usage and your utility bills. For more information, contact us today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about Energy Star and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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