ENERGY STAR Tips
Visit energystar.gov and use EPAs online tools to help you assess
your home and make it more energy-efficient. Whether you do it yourself
or hire a professional, recommendations from ENERGY STAR can reduce your
utility bills by up to 30%, make you more comfortable, and protect our
Make Saving Energy Entertaining
Make sure your next TV has earned the ENERGY STAR. Look for ENERGY STAR
qualified components, including DVD players, sound systems, and set-top
Seal and Insulate
Use caulk, spray foam, and weather stripping to seal your homes
outer walls, ceilings, windows, doors, and floors. Add insulation to your
attic to help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Also seal leaks and repair disconnections in your homes duct system
to improve efficiency.
Heat and Cool Efficiently
Change your air filter at least once every 3 months, have your heating
and cooling systems tuned-up by a professional annually, and install and
properly use a programmable thermostat. When replacing heating or cooling
equipment, choose models that have earned the ENERGY STAR and ask your
contractor if they follow the ENERGY STAR Quality Installation guidelines.
Always Look for the Star
Choose products that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. While offering
all the features you want, these products also meet strict guidelines
to help you save money and protect our environment. Products with the
ENERGY STAR label are available in more than 60 product categories
and even new homes can earn the ENERGY STAR.
Find out if Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is available in your area.
Through this program, specially-trained contractors will evaluate your
home using state-of-the-art equipment and provide recommendations to improve
your homes energy efficiency and comfort. They can also help you
get the work done right!
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