Save Money & Conserve Resources with Energy Star
Energy Star is a joint venture of the US EPA and US Department of Energy focused on assisting consumers with saving money and protecting the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Energy efficient choices can help consumers and families save approximately 33% on their home energy bills. The Energy Star logo allows consumers to more easily identify products and services that will help them make more energy efficient choices, cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and save money too!
The Energy Star Program has set the international standard for all energy efficient products; it was created as a US Governmental program in 1992 during the Clinton administration, to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions produced by Power Plants. All products that have the Energy Star logo use 20-30 percent less energy than required by Federal standards.
Energy Star has significantly expanded into the world of residential heating and cooling systems within new homes and commercial buildings. Because a strategic approach to energy management can produce twice the savings — for the bottom line and the environment — as typical approaches, EPA’s Energy Star partnership offers a proven energy management strategy that helps in measuring current energy performance, setting goals, tracking savings, and rewarding improvements.
Energy Star works with more than 17,000 public and private sector organizations to improve the energy and financial performance of their business, manufacture products to meet Energy Star specifications, sell Energy Star labeled products to meet consumer demand for more environmentally friendly choices on store shelves, promote Energy Star qualified products or homes as a utility or state funds administrator, build Energy Star qualified homes that save homeowners 30% on their energy bills every year and offer better comfort and health, increased quality, and a return on investment.
In 2007, the Energy Star program entered into a partnership with NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association). Studies show as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort. Proper maintenance, including regular cleaning of your HVAC system will help the system operate more efficiently and save energy, which translates back to cost savings for you.