What Is An ENERGY STAR Label?

ENERGY STAR labelFrom home appliances and light bulbs to whole-home air conditioners, you have likely seen the ENERGY STAR label on a product or home appliance while shopping. But do you know what this blue label means? Find out below.


ENERGY STAR is a U.S. government-backed program run in conjunction by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The program was started in 1992. The goal is to help reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses and other pollutants by making it easier for consumers to know which products are energy efficient and can save them money on energy bills.

What an ENERGY STAR label means

At its core, the ENERGY STAR label means the qualified product will help you save money on energy bills when compared to similar, non-ENERGY STAR products. In order for a product or appliance to receive the label, it must meet stringent energy-efficient and performance specifications, as established by the EPA. 
To be receive the ENERGY STAR label, a product must:
  • Contribute significant energy savings, nationwide
  • Deliver features and performance expected by consumers
  • Re-coup the additional purchase price through energy savings
  • Be tested to verify energy consumption and product performance

How ENERGY STAR helps you save

As utility rates continue to climb, energy efficient products become even more cost-effective. Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR estimates that its labeled products have helped Americans save $230 billion on utility bills and prevented 1.7 billion metric tons of carbon pollution.
ENERGY STAR has become a trusted and helpful resource for reliable energy savings. There are now thousands of products across over 60 categories with the ENERGY STAR label.
You may find an ENERGY STAR label on:
  • Lights
  • Televisions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computers
  • Monitors/Displays
  • Washing Machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat Pumps & Air Conditioners
  • And Much More!
The next time you are in search of a new heating, cooling, plumbing or electrical product for your home, remember to look for the ENERGY STAR label – a symbol of energy efficiency and savings.
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