With ever-increasing energy consumption
continuing to damage the planet, it’s critical to find ways to shrink our energy
footprint whenever and wherever possible. A smart solution is choosing
efficient appliances bearing the ENERGY STAR label.
According to energystar.gov, ENERGY STAR products must meet strict energy efficiency criteria established by the US Environmental Protection Agency or US Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save consumers money on utility bills and protect the environment without sacrificing quality.
An ENERGY STAR-certified appliance uses 10-50
percent less energy each year than a non-energy-efficient counterpart. For
instance, ENERGY STAR-qualified furnaces have a rating of 90% Annual Fuel
Utilization Efficiency or greater (about 15% more efficient than the minimum
federal efficiency standard). ENERGY STAR-certified central air conditioners
have higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and Energy Efficiency Ratio
ratings and use eight percent less energy than conventional new models.
Save on your utility bills and help save the
planet by choosing ENERGY STAR-rated products.