What are the Benefits of Choosing ENERGY STARŪ Labeled Products?
As a consumer, you can save money and help protect the environment by simply looking for a label...the ENERGY STARŪ logo. You may be familiar with the logo, but not know exactly what differentiates an ENERGY STARŪ product from similar makes and models. Here you can find information about the program as well as the benefits of purchasing ENERGY STARŪ products.
ENERGY STARŪ is the brand name developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to signify energy-efficient products. This voluntary program is a partnership between the EPA, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), product manufacturers, local utilities, and retailers. The agencies set energy efficiency criteria for specific consumer and commercial products. Products meeting or exceeding the energy efficiency criteria established by the agencies are awarded the ENERGY STARŪ label. In addition to the products, ENERGY STARŪ also sets standards for homes and business. ENERGY STARŪ products use less energy than other products, saving you money on your energy bills, and helping you protect the environment. The ENERGY STARŪ label can be found on products such as: compact fluorescent light bulbs, household appliances, home electronics, office equipment, heating and cooling equipment, residential light fixtures, and windows.
What are the benefits of choosing ENERGY STARŪ labeled products?
ENERGY STARŪ products use less energy, save you money, and help the environment. Because they use 15% to75% less energy to operate than standard models, you'll save money on your energy bills for as long as you use the products. All these savings come without sacrificing product features or performance. And because they use less energy, less air pollution is created as fossil fuels are burned to generate the electricity used in your building. Reducing your energy usage through the use of energy efficient products is the most efficient way to reduce pollutants such as carbon dioxide and methane.
Ultimately, the more energy you save, the more pollution you can prevent. So the next time you're in the market for a new equipment, check the label. If you see the ENERGY STARŪ logo you have the confidence of knowing that the product your about to purchase has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information about these and other ENERGY STARŪ programs contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Hotline at 1-888-STAR-YES.